Focal Peripheral Neuropathies

ISBN: 9780781700719
Publisher: Raven Pr
Edition: 2nd
Publication Date: 1993-06
Number of pages: 528
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Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the advances in knowledge of the pathological processes producing focal nerve lesions, "Focal Peripheral Neuropathies", presents the newest strategies for expert diagnosis and treatment. Since the First Edition there have been extensive developments in the field, and the Second Edition synthesizes this information resulting in an important source for neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, and orthopedic surgeons. The book explores the major anatomical and structural details of the peripheral nervous system, and then proceeds to describe the courses and anatomical relations of individual nerves, identifying types and sites of lesions, and discussing investigation techniques and management of specific focal neuropathies. The book begins with a useful review of the structure of the peripheral nervouse system - in health and disease - covering gross anatomy and microscopic structure peripheral nerves, and then examines electrical activity, normal and abnormal nerves. Subsequent chapters focus on specific nerves, starting with the spinal nerve roots, then the plexuses, and then individual nerves and their branches, providing insights into the clinical examination, differential diagnosis, investigative techniques and rational management strategies. In addition, the reference citations are doubled since the First Edition and the illustrations have been completely updated and now include high-quality MR images.

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