Craniolateral Approach to the Canine Brachial Plexus


  • N. J. H. SHARP bvetmed, mvm, mrcvs

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    1. Veterinary Hospital, Liverpool University, England, and Veterinary Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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BVetMed, MVM, MRCVS, School of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, 4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606


A craniolateral approach to the canine brachial plexus that provides good exposure by transection of the omotransversarius and, if necessary, the scalenus muscles is described. The technique facilitated diagnosis of brachial plexus tumors in three dogs and probable brachial plexus neuritis in a fourth dog.