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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2013 Feb;53(2):132-135. English. Case Report.
Jung JH , Kim KH , Choi SK , Shim JH .
Department of Neurosurgery, Sannae Wooridle Neurosurgical Clinic, Daejeon, Korea.
Department of Neurosurgery, Yonsei Orthopedic Clinic, Seongnam, Korea.
Department of Neurosurgery, Madi Neurosurgical Clinic, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Neurosurgery, Chungdam Madi Neurosurgical Clinic, Seoul, Korea.

Ultrasound scanning of a peripheral nerve along its expected course is a simple and useful method for determining the cause of peripheral neuropathy. We present 3 cases of peripheral neuropathy in which the pathology was detected by simple ultrasound scanning of the affected nerve. There were 2 cases of entrapment neuropathy due to mucoid cyst and 1 case of nerve sheath tumor. All lesions were visualized by simple ultrasound scanning of the involved peripheral nerve. Our results suggest that if a lesion affecting the peripheral nerve is suspected after history and physical examination or electrophysiologic studies, ultrasound scanning of the peripheral nerve of interest throughout its course is very helpful for identifying the causative lesion.

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