[Iatrogenic lesions of peripheral nerves in surgery].

  title={[Iatrogenic lesions of peripheral nerves in surgery].},
  author={Hermann Mueller-Vahl},
  journal={Langenbecks Archiv fur Chirurgie},
The frequency of various iatrogenic nerve injuries is reported based on an evaluation of representative material from medical liability proceedings. During operations, nerve injuries occurred most frequently in the neck (lymph node biopsy, thyroidectomy) and the extremities (operations on the hand, total hip arthroplasty). Paralysis of the sciatic nerve following intragluteal injection is still the main injury caused by injection. 

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