For imaging, the brachial plexus is a technically and anatomically challenging region of the peripheral nervous system. MRI has a central role in the identification and accurate characterization of malignant lesions arising here, as also in defining their extent and the status of the adjacent structures. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to describe the MRI features of primary and secondary malignant brachial plexopathies and radiation-induced brachial nerve damage.
- Brachial plexus
- malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor
- radiation-induced plexopathy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging