Ultrasound Diagnosis of Postoperative Complications of Nerve Repair

Caterina Fantoni, Carmen Erra, Eduardo Marcos Fernandez Marquez, Andrea Ortensi, Andrea Faiola, Daniele Coraci, Giulia Piccinini, Luca Padua

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Abstract

Background: Peripheral nerve injuries often undergo surgical repair, but poor postoperative functional recovery is frequently observed. Case Description: We describe 4 cases of traumatic nerve lesions in whom postoperative recovery was prevented by complications such as detachment of nerve sutures or neuroma growth. To the best of our knowledge, no similar cases have been reported in literature so far. It is important to obtain an early diagnosis of such condition because it prevents recovery and delays reintervention, which should be performed before complete muscle denervation and atrophy. Conclusion: Nerve ultrasound is a valuable tool in traumatic nerve injury and has proven to be useful in postoperative follow-up, especially in diagnosing surgical complications such as detachment of nerve direct sutures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-323
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Neurosurgery
Volume115
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2018

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Sutures
Muscle Denervation
Neuroma
Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Muscular Atrophy
Early Diagnosis
Wounds and Injuries
Growth

Keywords

  • Nerve repair
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Ultrasound diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Fantoni, C., Erra, C., Fernandez Marquez, E. M., Ortensi, A., Faiola, A., Coraci, D., ... Padua, L. (2018). Ultrasound Diagnosis of Postoperative Complications of Nerve Repair. World Neurosurgery, 115, 320-323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.04.179

Ultrasound Diagnosis of Postoperative Complications of Nerve Repair. / Fantoni, Caterina; Erra, Carmen; Fernandez Marquez, Eduardo Marcos; Ortensi, Andrea; Faiola, Andrea; Coraci, Daniele; Piccinini, Giulia; Padua, Luca.

In: World Neurosurgery, Vol. 115, 01.07.2018, p. 320-323.

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Fantoni, C, Erra, C, Fernandez Marquez, EM, Ortensi, A, Faiola, A, Coraci, D, Piccinini, G & Padua, L 2018, 'Ultrasound Diagnosis of Postoperative Complications of Nerve Repair', World Neurosurgery, vol. 115, pp. 320-323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.04.179
Fantoni C, Erra C, Fernandez Marquez EM, Ortensi A, Faiola A, Coraci D et al. Ultrasound Diagnosis of Postoperative Complications of Nerve Repair. World Neurosurgery. 2018 Jul 1;115:320-323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.04.179
Fantoni, Caterina ; Erra, Carmen ; Fernandez Marquez, Eduardo Marcos ; Ortensi, Andrea ; Faiola, Andrea ; Coraci, Daniele ; Piccinini, Giulia ; Padua, Luca. / Ultrasound Diagnosis of Postoperative Complications of Nerve Repair. In: World Neurosurgery. 2018 ; Vol. 115. pp. 320-323.
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