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Shoulder: brachial plexus neoplasia

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Introduction

  • Locally invasive.
  • Rarely metastatic.
  • Signs: occasional swinging limb lameness; pain on shoulder extension or axillary palpation; mass may be detectable; muscle atrophy; neurological deficits.
  • Diagnosis: signs, radiography.
  • Treatment: forequarter amputation + removal of any intradural component via laminectomy.
  • Prognosis: very guarded.
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Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Unknown.

Pathophysiology

  • Locally invasive.
  • May cause spinal cord compression leading to neurological signs in hindlimbs.
  • Neurogenic atrophy of muscles may occur.
  • Often involves nerve root as it passes out from vertebral column.
  • Intradural/extramedullary lesions may be seen.
  • Pulmonary metastasis rare.

Timecourse

  • Several weeks or months.

Diagnosis

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