Modern Imaging Procedures in Peripheral Nerve Lesions
The diagnosis of a peripheral nerve lesion should, even today, be by clinical examination means alone. However, neurophysiological procedures may be used to confirm the diagnosis and especially to reveal the precise site of the lesion. As modern imaging procedures are able to visualize lesions of very small size, and no part of the body is excluded from this new type of examination, we tried to find even small lesions causing peripheral nerve palsies. Upon palpating a space-occupying lesion or provoking pain by applying pressure to the nerve or the tissue in its immediate neighborhood, we asked our radiologist for a CT scan, MRI, ultrasound examination, or digital substraction angiography. And indeed, in these cases we could confirm a lesion interrupting or compressing the course of the peripheral nerve.
KeywordsRadial Nerve False Aneurysm Common Peroneal Nerve Hypodense Lesion Radial Nerve Palsy
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