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C7 radiculopathy: importance of scapular winging in clinical diagnosis.

Abstract:

Lesions of the seventh cervical (C7) root are common and cause a readily recognised neurological syndrome. Recognition of this pattern is essential in differentiating C7 root lesions from lesions of the brachial plexus or peripheral nerves. Serratus anterior weakness is not generally included in this syndrome. We report six verified cases of C7 radiculopathy in which weakness of the serratus anterior was present in addition to the usual findings. This was manifest as winging of the scapula, w...

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10.1136/jnnp.49.6.640

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, WTC Human Genetics
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
Volume:
49
Issue:
6
Pages:
640-644
Publication date:
1986-06-05
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EISSN:
1468-330X
ISSN:
0022-3050
URN:
uuid:d6537698-57bd-44c4-878f-8d41ecb38058
Source identifiers:
35360
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pubs:35360

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