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Time Course of EMG/NCS Findings

Topic: Pharmacology

Created on Wednesday, January 17 2007 by

Last modified on Friday, January 26 2007.

Sadly, you suffer from body dysmorphic disorder. Your satanic surgeon recommends general anesthesia for an earlobe reduction surgery.
When you awaken, he proudly announces, "Congratulations! I have successfully severed your posterior cord of your brachial plexus!"
You are a bit distraught.

On needle EMG, when will you be able to find fibrillations in the paraspinal muscles of your neck?

 
        A) 4 to 6 weeks
 
        B) 10 to 14 days
 
        C) Never
 
        D) 2 to 3 weeks
 
        E) Several months
 

 


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A) 4 to 6 weeks

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The brachial plexus does not provide innervation to the paraspinal muscles.  (See References)

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B) 10 to 14 days

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The brachial plexus does not provide innervation to the paraspinal muscles.  (See References)

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C) never

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The brachial plexus does not provide innervation to the paraspinal muscles.  (See References)

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D) 2 to 3 weeks

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The brachial plexus does not provide innervation to the paraspinal muscles.  (See References)

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E) several months

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The brachial plexus does not provide innervation to the paraspinal muscles.  (See References)

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References:

1. Preston, D.C., and Shapiro, B.E. (2005). Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders: Clinical-Electrophysiologic Correlations, 2nd Edition. Elsevier, Philadelphia.
2. Guarantors of Brain. (2000). Aids to the Examination of the Peripheral Nervous System, fourth edition. W.B. Saunders, Edinburgh.
3. Moore, K.L. (1992). Clinical Oriented Anatomy, 3rd Edition. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore.
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Time Course of EMG/NCS Findings
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