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We report our experience in the treatment of common peroneal nerve (CPN) palsy following knee dislocations: a twelve-year surgical series of 26 patients presenting with a traumatic injury of the lateral sciatic nerve and no spontaneous recovery is reviewed. From 1988 to 1991, we performed nerve surgery alone on 3 patients. Their results were highly(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine the feasibility of diffusion tensor imaging and diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) at 1.5 T for the detection of nerve root avulsions in patients with brachial plexus injuries (BPI). MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a 1.5-T magnetic resonance imaging on 28 patients (mean [SD] age, 25 [9.1]) with BPI(More)
AIM Common peroneal nerve (CPN) injuries represent the most common nerve lesions of the lower limb and can be due to several causative mechanisms. Although in most cases they recover spontaneously, an irreversible damage of the nerve is also likely to occur. Nerve regeneration following CPN repair is poorer if compared to other peripheral nerves and this(More)
of a recently injured facial nerve when the proximal stump is unavailable is generally performed using the seventh–12th cranial nerve jump graft, which utilizes only one half of the hypoglossal nerve joined to the extracranial facial nerve by a single cable graft. The importance of sparing part of the hypoglossal nerve was originally emphasized by Zehm and(More)
Fourty-five patients affected by brain stem expanding lesions underwent serial stereotactic biopsy between 1978 and 1986. The definitive histological diagnosis allowed the definitive treatment of extrinsic tumours and non-neoplastic lesions. In patients affected from glial tumours the serial stereotactic biopsy allowed the histological grading and the(More)
PURPOSE To determine the diagnostic accuracy of three-dimensional MR myelography in the evaluation of traumatic injuries of the brachial plexus. METHODS Twenty patients with clinical and electromyographic evidence of traumatic brachial plexopathy were examined with three-dimensional MR myelography, conventional cervical myelography, and CT myelography 1(More)
Between July 1983 and July 1986, 109 consecutive patients affected by brain tumors and selected for stereotactic biopsy underwent in vitro investigation of cell kinetics. The potential proliferative activity of these different neoplasms, evaluated as in vitro 3H-thymidine labeling index (LI), has been determined in 46 mature astrocytomas, 19 anaplasic(More)
OBJECT The authors report various techniques, and their results, after performing median and ulnar nerve transfers to reanimate the biceps muscle in C5-7 avulsion-related brachial plexus injuries (BPIs). METHODS Forty-three adult patients with BPIs of the upper-middle plexus underwent reinnervation of the biceps muscle; neurotization of the(More)
OBJECTIVE In multiple avulsions of the brachial plexus, the search for extraplexal donor nerves in the hope of achieving motor neurotization is a major goal. We explored the possibility of using the hypoglossal nerve as a transfer point to reanimate muscles in the upper limb. METHODS The hypoglossal nerve was used as a donor nerve for neurotization in(More)