Ultrasound assessment of sural nerve in Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1A neuropathy

C. Pazzaglia, I. Minciotti, D. Coraci, C. Briani, L. Padua

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Abstract

Objective: Nerve ultrasound (US) has been used to study peripheral nerve disease, and increase of the cross-sectional area (CSA) has been described in demyelinating polyneuropathy. The objective of the current study is to characterise the US features of the sural nerve in a sample of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) 1A patients. Methods: A total of 20 CMT1A patients were enrolled. As control group we studied 37 age- and sex-matched subjects. All patients underwent clinical examination, neurophysiology and US evaluation of the bilateral sural nerve and right ulnar nerve. US results were correlated with neurophysiology and clinical data. Results: Sural nerve CSA was not increased in the majority of patients (70%), whereas an increased ulnar nerve CSA was present in the whole sample. Inverse relations were found between CSA of the ulnar nerve and body mass index (BMI) (. p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1695-1699
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Neurophysiology
Volume124
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth
  • Sural nerve
  • Ultrasound assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Sensory Systems

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