Ultrasound evaluation in traumatic peripheral nerve lesions: from diagnosis to surgical planning and follow-up

Liverana Lauretti, Quintino Giorgio D’Alessandris, Giuseppe Granata, Luca Padua, Romeo Roselli, Rina Di Bonaventura, Eduardo Fernandez

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Abstract

Surgical treatment of traumatic nerve lesions is a matter of debate, mostly about the timing and technical aspects of the procedure. In deciding about and planning the operation, it is often necessary to repeat the electrophysiological and neuroradiological studies several times. Here we present our experience with ultrasonography taken before and after surgery: this simple and handy tool allowed clear visualization of the preoperative anatomy, thorough preparation and fast carrying out of surgery, and accurate postoperative monitoring of the graft’s vitality at follow-up. Though this is a limited series, the importance of ultrasonographic evaluation in traumatic peripheral nerve lesions appears remarkable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1947-1951
Number of pages5
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume157
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 5 2015

Keywords

  • Nerve graft
  • Nerve injuries
  • Nerve reconstruction
  • Nerve ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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