Brachial plexopathy caused by subclavian artery aneurysm in Behçet's disease

Muscle Nerve. 1999 Dec;22(12):1721-3. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1097-4598(199912)22:12<1721::aid-mus17>;2-w.


As the cause of brachial plexopathy, an aneurysm of the subclavian artery is rare and mostly related to trauma. Early diagnosis and treatment is very important because the arterial aneurysm itself is life-threatening and nerve injury can be reversible in cases of early treatment. We report a patient with Behçet's disease having a right brachial plexopathy caused by a nontraumatic aneurysm of the right subclavian artery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Action Potentials
  • Aneurysm / complications*
  • Aneurysm / pathology
  • Aneurysm / surgery
  • Angiography
  • Behcet Syndrome / complications*
  • Behcet Syndrome / pathology
  • Behcet Syndrome / surgery
  • Brachial Plexus / diagnostic imaging
  • Brachial Plexus / pathology*
  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / etiology*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / pathology
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / surgery
  • Subclavian Artery*