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Brachial Plexus Tumors

Washington University spinal neurosurgeons specialize in the treatment of complex brachial plexus tumors and/or spinal nerve root tumors. A multidisciplinary approach combining the expertise of neurologists, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and neurosurgeons is used to treat complex brachial plexus tumors.


Conditions & Treatments

The brachial plexus is a collection of nerves that extends from the spinal cord and provides information about upper extremity function to and from the brain. This collection of nerves separates into several divisions in the region of the upper neck, giving off braches that form the peripheral nerves that supply the arm and hand. Tumors in or near the brachial plexus can cause a wide range of upper extremity dysfunction such as sensory loss or motor weakness. Washington University neurosurgeons provide comprehensive care for complex tumors in the area of the brachial plexus or adjacent spine. Working together with cardiothoracic and plastic surgeons, our specialists provide a comprehensive treatment plan depending on the extent of the disease and involvement of surrounding structures.

Faculty

Neurosurgery Providers

Other Specialty Providers

  • Amy Moore, MD
  • Alexander S. Krupnick,MD
  • Brian Nussenbaum, MD