US Pathologic Findings

  • Enzo Silvestri
  • Ernesto La Paglia
  • Angelo Corazza
  • Gianluigi Martino


High-resolution US has been established as an effective diagnostic modality for the assessment of peripheral nerve pathology, in addition to clinical evaluation and electrophysiological studies.

Due to its intrinsic features (such as cost-effectiveness, possibility to perform dynamic maneuvers, lack of contraindications, and non-invasiveness) US can be used for the assessment of patients with traumatic, neoplastic, infective, or compressive nerve injury.


Ultrasound Peripheral nerves Power Doppler Musculoskeletal system Nerves compressive syndromes Nerve entrapment Nerve traumatic injuries Nerve tumor Nerve tumor-like conditions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enzo Silvestri
    • 1
  • Ernesto La Paglia
    • 2
  • Angelo Corazza
    • 3
  • Gianluigi Martino
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyOspedale Evangelico InternazionaleGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyOspedale di AlessandriaAlessandriaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyIRCCS Istituto Ortopedico GaleazziMilanoItaly
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyOspedale di VenereBariItaly

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