Radiology 2021 Apr 13:202817. Epub 2021 Apr 13.
From the Department of Medical Imaging and Intervention (Y.J.Y., Y.M.W.) and Center for Big Data Analytics and Statistics (J.L.H.), Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan, ROC; and Department of Medical Imaging and Intervention, Taipei Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC (K.M.Y., I.H.S., C.M.C., J.H.T.).
Background MRI, Tinel test, and rhomboid electromyography (EMG) can be used to predict whether C5 spinal nerve stumps are healthy and eligible for grafting in acute adult brachial plexus injuries, but their comparative diagnostic efficacies have not been evaluated. Purpose To compare diagnostic performances of MRI, Tinel test, and rhomboid EMG in predicting healthy C5 spinal nerve stumps that are eligible for grafting. Materials and Methods This retrospective study included consecutive adult patients with acute brachial plexus injury who underwent microreconstructions between January 2008 and December 2018. Read More