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The Surgeon’s Perspective

  • Hildegunde Piza-Katzer
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Operative repair and reconstruction of damaged nerves presupposes a very clear knowledge of the gross anatomy of the peripheral nerve. Use of clearly defined terms is a prerequisite for understanding and precisely describing the pathophysiological sequelae and the morphological consequences of nerve injury.

Keywords

Nerve Injury Ulnar Nerve Sural Nerve Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Nerve Lesion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hildegunde Piza-Katzer
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  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Quality Control in Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryInnsbruck Medical UniversityInnsbruckAustria

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