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Klumpke palsy

Pronunciation: klump'ke

Definition: an obstetric palsy with paralysis of the muscles of the distal forearm and hand (all ulnar innervated muscles, plus the more distal radial and median-innervated muscles), caused by a lesion of the lower trunk of the brachial plexus, or of the C8 and T1 cervical roots.

Synonym(s): Dejerine-Klumpke palsy, Dejerine-Klumpke syndrome, Klumpke paralysis

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