Cortical dysplasia and obstetrical brachial plexus palsy

Israel Alfonso, Daniel T. Alfonso, Andrew E. Price, John A.I. Grossman

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We report 2 patients with obstetrical brachial plexus palsy, ipsilateral leg weakness, and contralateral motor cortical dysplasia. To our knowledge, this is the first description of such an association. In both cases, the diagnosis of obstetrical brachial plexus palsy was established clinically shortly after birth and later confirmed neurophysiologically. Motor cortex dysplasia was diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The association of obstetrical brachial plexus palsy and contralateral motor cortex dysplasia, a condition known to produce congenital hemiparesis, raises the possibility that the cortical dysplasia was a predisposing factor for obstetrical brachial plexus palsy in these cases.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)1477-1480
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2008


  • Congenital hemiparesis
  • Cortical dysplasia
  • Obstetrical brachial plexus palsy


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