Medial sural cutaneous nerve biopsy

James Fallon Thornton, Jason Wang, Christopher Jerron Riley

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Abstract

This paper describes indications, preoperative preparation, operative technique, and postoperative care for an adaptation of a commonly performed, outpatient neurology procedure, the sural nerve biopsy. We performed a chart review on 12 patients, with follow-ups ranging from 6 to 26 months, treated by the PI (J.F.T.) over 3 years, and only 1 noted complication (delayed wound healing in a steroid-dependent person). All procedures were performed in an operating room setting under local anesthetic with standby intravenous sedation. We provide a stepwise procedure description of this technique that can be performed with very low morbidity in an outpatient, minor procedure setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-170
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

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Sural Nerve
Biopsy
Skin
Outpatients
Postoperative Care
Operating Rooms
Neurology
Local Anesthetics
Wound Healing
Steroids
Morbidity

Keywords

  • Biopsy
  • Sural nerve
  • Sural nerve biopsy

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Medial sural cutaneous nerve biopsy. / Thornton, James Fallon; Wang, Jason; Riley, Christopher Jerron.

In: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease, Vol. 7, No. 3, 03.2006, p. 164-170.

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Thornton, James Fallon ; Wang, Jason ; Riley, Christopher Jerron. / Medial sural cutaneous nerve biopsy. In: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease. 2006 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 164-170.
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