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Entrapment neuropathies of the shoulder and elbow in the athlete.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16798138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
MRI is a useful diagnostic method for evaluating nerve disease at the shoulder and elbow. MRI can depict the normal anatomy of the nerves, confirm and identify the cause of the neuropathy, identify the site of entrapment based on muscle denervation patterns, and detect unsuspected space-occupying lesions. MRI can also narrow down the differential diagnosis of nerve disease, such as in the case of suprascapular nerve syndrome versus Parsonage-Turner syndrome, or radial tunnel syndrome versus lateral epicondylitis. Large prospective studies with surgical correlation, however, are still necessary to better elucidate MRI's exact role in the assessment of entrapment neuropathies of the upper extremity.
Jenny T Bencardino; Zehava Sadka Rosenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in sports medicine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1556-228X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Sports Med     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-26     Completed Date:  2006-07-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8112473     Medline TA:  Clin Sports Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  465-87, vi-vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Huntington Hospital, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, 5 Twelvepence Court, Melville, NY 11747, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Brachial Plexus Neuritis / diagnosis
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome / diagnosis
Elbow Joint / injuries*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Median Nerve / anatomy & histology,  injuries
Nerve Compression Syndromes / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Peripheral Nerves / anatomy & histology,  injuries
Radial Nerve / anatomy & histology,  injuries
Shoulder Joint / injuries*
Ulnar Nerve / anatomy & histology,  injuries

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