Differential Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis of Peripheral Nerve Injuries Associated with Neurosurgical Procedures

  • Nickalus R. Khan
  • Michael S. Muhlbauer


Perioperative peripheral nerve injuries (PPNI) still occur despite advanced medical knowledge. These injuries are often due to insufficient knowledge of proper positioning techniques. PPNI cause a detriment to the patient, the provider, and the health care team that often result in legal claims. This chapter reviews the historical background, the diagnosis and management of PPNI, and specific nerve considerations. Anatomical clinical syndromes are reviewed and recommendations are made both from best quality evidence and author expert opinion on the prevention of PPNI.


Perioperative Peripheral nerve Injury Neurosurgery Positioning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nickalus R. Khan
    • 1
  • Michael S. Muhlbauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphisUSA

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