Dr.Vasiliki is a distinguished doctor in the field of neurology. She graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She was a research associate in the Laboratory of Neurochemistry at The Hospital of Ag.Dimitrios Thessaloniki .She also worked as an associate at Veterans Affairs Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is currently working at the Medical Interbalkan Center ,Thessaloniki which is one of the largest and sophisticated hospitals in Greece.She has been the head of neurological department there since 2000 giving her an experience of 20 years as the Head of the department alone.
Dr.Vasiliki is a well known Neurologist and is highly experienced.She is not only an accomplished doctor but also a reputed researcher. She worked as a Research associate at the Experimental Therapeutic Branch National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda Maryland. She has published numerous research articles in many national and international journals.She has presented in various conferences including the American Academy of Neurology in 2017.She is a member of the Hellenic Neurological Society and the European Neurological Society.
Brachial plexus injury is a medical emergency caused due to an injury to the brachial plexus group of nerves that sends signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm, and hand. These nerves control and administer feelings in the muscles of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and arm. This damage is also known as brachial plexopathy. Brachial plexus injury appears when these nerves are compressed, stretched, or in the most serious case, ripped apart from the spinal cord. Some brachial plexus injuries known as stingers or burners are inconsequential and will completely recover in a few weeks. However, other brachial plexus injuries are severe enough and may cause some permanent impairment in the arm. In severe conditions, it can paralyze your arm, with a failure of function and sensation.
Brachial plexus injury results when the brachial nerves are damaged by excessive stretching, pressure, or cutting. Stretching can occur when your shoulder is forced down while your neck stretches up and away from the injured shoulder such as during a motorcycle or a car accident. In case of a serious injury, the brachial nerve may rip off the spinal cord in the neck. This type of brachial plexus injury is classified as traumatic brachial plexus injuries. It may occur because of different reasons, including:
Brachial plexopathy may also result from exposure to radiation at the time of stereotactic radiosurgery or specific procedures such as stereotactic breast biopsy.
Symptoms of the brachial plexus injury depend on the seriousness of the injury. A minor injury can often occur during any contact sport and minor trauma when the brachial plexus nerves get stretched or compressed. Minor brachial plexus injury symptoms include the following:
More serious brachial plexus injury symptoms result when nerves are torn or ruptured. Such injuries may produce the following symptoms:
In case of childbirth brachial plexus injury, symptoms can be seen right after the birth of the child. These may include:
Dr.vasiliki has a combined experience of over 30 years and has an experience of 20 years as the Head of the neurology department.
Dr.Vasiliki consults with all diagnosis and treatments related to neurology.
Yes,Dr.Vasiliki provides online consultation through MediGence
She is a member of the Hellenic Neurological Society and the European Neurological Society
Whenever there is a need for consultation regarding neurological symptoms,diagnosis and treatments or for a second opinion we can consult a neurologist such as Dr.Vasiliki
She can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your enquiry.A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the online consultation can be done.
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