Radial nerve palsy caused by spontaneously occurring nerve torsion. Case report

Enrico Marchese, Liverana Lauretti, Roberto Pallini, Eduardo Marcos Fernandez Marquez, Luca Massimi

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Abstract

An 18-year-old man presented with a spontaneously occurring radial nerve palsy that spared the triceps muscle. At surgery, the portion of the radial nerve located at the midarm level had an hourglass-like appearance. Under magnification, an external-internal neurolysis of the narrowed portion of the hourglass-shaped portion revealed nerve torsion. Straightening of the twisted nerve and fixation accomplished using epiperineurium-fascia stitches to avoid a new torsion resulted in complete functional recovery of the radial nerve.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-629
Number of pages3
JournalJOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY
Volume94
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Nerve palsy
  • Radial nerve

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