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Nerve Entrapment Syndromes

  • Stefano Bianchi
  • Lucio Molini
  • Marie Claude Schenkel
  • Thierry Glauser
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Compressive neuropathies (CN) occur when peripheral nerves (PN) are exposed to long-standing excessive pressure (Bard and Lioté 2007; Blancher and Kubis 2007; Graif et al. 1991; Hobson-Webb et al. 2008; Silvestri et al. 1995; Stewart 1993). The chronic compression is responsible for local internal changes in the nerve leading to impaired nerve function and clinical findings reflecting on the nerve affected as well as the duration of compression.

Keywords

Median Nerve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Ulnar Nerve Flexor Tendon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Bianchi
    • 1
  • Lucio Molini
    • 2
  • Marie Claude Schenkel
    • 3
  • Thierry Glauser
    • 4
  1. 1.CIM SA, Cabinet Imagerie MedicaleGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Struttura Complessa di Radiodiagnostica, Ospedale GallieraGenoaItaly
  3. 3.Cabinet de RhumatologieCarouge-GenevaSwitzerland
  4. 4.CH8, Cabinet de Chirurgie de la MainGenevaSwitzerland

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