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We learn about the brachial plexus in medical school, but unfortunately forget the complex anatomy. However, eventually, every radiologist will encounter it: whether you’re a neuroradiologist because you’re looking down at the base of the neck, a musculoskeletal radiologist because the shoulders are innervated by the brachial plexus, or a chest radiologist because often you’ll have pathology extending into the lung apices that involve the brachial plexus. Simply put: you can’t escape it!
In this course, Dr. Mukherji discusses the classical anatomy of the brachial plexus and showcases how you can look for these sections in your imaging studies. He walks you through anatomic components of the brachial plexus. Specifically, how to identify Root, Trunks, Divisions and Cords of the brachial plexus. He also reviews the difference between surgical anatomy (based on relationship to the clavicle) and radiologic anatomy (based on relationship to anterior scalene and middle scalene muscles).
Dr. Mukherji provides an in-depth, case-based review of the anatomy and key terms (like supraclavicular, retroclavicular, and infraclavicular), imaging protocols, and the variety of entities that cause brachial plexopathies (trauma, neoplasms, and inflammatory processes).
Using our DICOM viewer, review cases alongside Dr. Mukherji as he demonstrates how understanding the anatomy of the brachial plexus aids in making his diagnoses and how identifying the relationship of abnormalities to the brachial plexus helps in surgical planning.
This course will prepare you to confidently and efficiently identify brachial plexus pathologies through case reviews of diagnoses including:
- Neurogenic tumors
- Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
- Left pancoast tumor (superior sulcus tumor)
- Radiation-induced brachial plexopathy
- Brachial Plexus neuritis
- Lipoma in the clavicular fossa
- …and more!
Optimize your learning:
- Review at your own pace – Reminder to utilize the video player features to speed up or slow down the video, pause or rewind to best fit your available time and learning needs.
- Read alongside Dr. Mukherji – Keep the DICOM study open while you watch Dr. Mukherji review the cases. We suggest popping the DICOM viewer open in a new window and viewing side by side with the video on your screen.
Introduction to Brachial Plexus Anatomy
Left Pancoast Tumor
Supraclavicular Schwannoma in the BP
Lymphoma in the Brachial Plexus
Lipoma in the Clavicular Fossa
Known Papillary Thyroid Cancer/Lymph Node in the Brachial Plexus
Radiation Induced Brachial Plexopathy
Enlarged LN Abutting LBP Recent COVID Vaccine
Radiation Associated Changes in a Patient With Breast Cancer
Left Brachial Neuritis
Recurrent Tumor Involving the Brachial Plexus
Subtle Neuritis in Left Brachial Neuritis
Brachial Plexus Injury
Adhesive Capsulitis with Neuritis
Root Sleeve Avulsions w/ Pseudomeningoceles
Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
Chylocele in the Thoracic Inlet