Malignant brachial plexopathy: A pictorial essay of MRI findings

Veena Iyer, Darshana A. Sanghvi, Nikhil Merchant

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For imaging, the brachial plexus is a technically and anatomically challenging region of the peripheral nervous system. MRI has a central role in the identification and accurate characterization of malignant lesions arising here, as also in defining their extent and the status of the adjacent structures. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to describe the MRI features of primary and secondary malignant brachial plexopathies and radiation-induced brachial nerve damage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-278
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Radiology and Imaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010


  • Brachial plexus
  • MRI
  • malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor
  • radiation-induced plexopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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