Degerin-Klumpke paralysis

Degerin-Klumpke paralysis - paralysis of the muscles of the hand and the violation of sensitivity on the inner surface of the shoulder and forearm, emerging as a result of losing the lower parts of the brachial plexus. Etiology: Degerin-Klumpke paralysis occurs when the injury (a stretching, the gap nerve roots or compression their hematoma, dislocation of the shoulder), the compression of the nerve roots tumor, rarely result in infection. The disease is manifested by the paralysis of the muscles of the hand with violation of movements in the little finger, atrophy of muscles of the thumb and intercostals muscles of the hand, the loss of sensitivity on the inner surface of the shoulder and arm, accompanied by Horner syndrome (narrowing of a pupil and an eye slits, retraction of the eyeball). Prognosis and therapy are determined by the cause of the disease. Cm. also Dusana - ERB's palsy.