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Table 1 Summary of the surgically treated brachial plexus lesions according to the injury site and wounding agent.

From: Surgical outcomes of the brachial plexus lesions caused by gunshot wounds in adults

Location of Injury in Surgical Group Number of Elements Evaluated Operatively
  Missile Injury Shrapnel Injury Total
Spinal nerve to trunk or trunk (supraclavicular)(n = 22)
C5–C6 to upper trunk or upper trunk 7 6 13
C7 to middle trunk or middle trunk 11 12 23
C8 to T1 to lower trunk or lower trunk 4 3 7
Divisions to cord or cord (n = 141)(infraclavicular)
Lateral 24 43 67
Medial 82 87 169
Posterior 19 38 57
Cord to nerve or nerve (n = 102) (infraclavicular)
Lateral to musculocutaneous 13 18 31
Lateral to median 17 13 30
Medial to median 15 29 44
Medial to ulnar 12 11 23
Posterior to radial 21 37 58
Posterior to axillary 10 9 19
Total (265) 235 306 541