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High-resolution ultrasonography in evaluating peripheral nerve entrapment and trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19435442     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
High-resolution ultrasonography is a noninvasive, readily applicable imaging modality, capable of depicting real-time static and dynamic morphological information concerning the peripheral nerves and their surrounding tissues. Continuous progress in ultrasonographic technology results in highly improved spatial and contrast resolution. Therefore, nerve imaging is possible to a fascicular level, and most peripheral nerves can now be depicted along their entire anatomical course. An increasing number of publications have evaluated the role of high-resolution ultrasonography in peripheral nerve diseases, especially in peripheral nerve entrapment. Ultrasonography has been shown to be a precious complementary tool for assessing peripheral nerve lesions with respect to their exact location, course, continuity, and extent in traumatic nerve lesions, and for assessing nerve entrapment and tumors. In this article, the authors discuss the basic technical considerations for using ultrasonography in peripheral nerve assessment, and some of the clinical applications are illustrated.
Authors:
Ralph W Koenig; Maria T Pedro; Christian P G Heinen; Thomas Schmidt; Hans-Peter Richter; Gregor Antoniadis; Thomas Kretschmer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgical focus     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1092-0684     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg Focus     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-13     Completed Date:  2009-07-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896471     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Focus     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Ulm, Germany. ralph.koenig@uni-ulm.de
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / pathology,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome / pathology,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Female
Humans
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*,  trends
Male
Middle Aged
Nerve Compression Syndromes / pathology,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Peripheral Nerves / injuries*,  pathology,  ultrasonography*
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / pathology,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Predictive Value of Tests
Ultrasonography / methods*,  trends
Wounds and Injuries / pathology,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography

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