Neuropathy of the Sural Nerve Caused by External Pressure


The sural nerve is the most common nerve serving as a donor in nerve grafting procedures. Also, it is routinely biopsied for diagnostic purposes in cases of unusual neuropathies. Neurosurgeons are not frequently confronted with the syndrome of sural nerve neuropathy, except as a complication of sural nerve biopsy [2]. In our report a rare case of compressive sural nerve neuropathy is presented.

DOI: 10.1007/s007010070085

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@article{Birbilis2000NeuropathyOT, title={Neuropathy of the Sural Nerve Caused by External Pressure}, author={Th. Birbilis and H-C. Ludwig and Evagelos Markakis}, journal={Acta Neurochirurgica}, year={2000}, volume={142}, pages={951-952} }