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The prognostic value of concurrent Horner's syndrome in total obstetric brachial plexus injury.

Authors
  • Al-Qattan, M M
  • Clarke, H M
  • Curtis, C G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume)
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2000
Volume
25
Issue
2
Pages
166–167
Identifiers
PMID: 11062575
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The prognostic value of concurrent Horner's syndrome in infants with total birth palsy was investigated. The records of 48 cases with total palsy were reviewed. Poor spontaneous return of the motor function of the limb was found for both with and without concurrent Horner's syndrome. Fisher's exact test (P=0.02) indicated that the presence of concurrent Horner's syndrome is a significant prognostic factor for poor spontaneous recovery of the limb.

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