Motor nerve biopsy

Clinical usefulness and histopathological criteria

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Abstract

Early differential diagnosis of motor neuropathies (MN) and lower motor neuron diseases (LMND) is important, as prognosis and therapeutic approaches are different. We evaluated the diagnostic contribution of the biopsy of the motor branch of the obturator nerve and gracilis muscle in 21 consecutive patients in which, after proper clinical and neurophysiological studies, the differential diagnosis was still open. At baseline, motor biopsy was performed; diagnostic confirmation was obtained by 2-year clinical follow-up. Our results support the usefulness of this diagnostic procedure for selected cases of MN and LMND.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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Motor Neuron Disease
Differential Diagnosis
Obturator Nerve
Biopsy
Early Diagnosis
Therapeutics
Gracilis Muscle
Clinical Studies

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  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Motor nerve biopsy : Clinical usefulness and histopathological criteria. / Riva, Nilo; Iannaccone, Sandro; Corbo, Massimo; Casellato, Chiara; Sferrazza, Barbara; Lazzerini, Alberto; Scarlato, Marina; Cerri, Federica; Previtali, Stefano C.; Nobile-Orazio, Eduardo; Comi, Giancarlo; Quattrini, Angelo.

In: Annals of Neurology, Vol. 69, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 197-201.

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