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Magnetic resonance imaging of peripheral nerve tumours in the upper extremity.

Nilsson, Jessica; Sandberg, Kristina; Nielsen, Niels Søe and Dahlin, Lars LU (2009) In Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery 43. p.153-159
Abstract
Clinical assessment and various diagnostic tools, particularly magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), of tumours of peripheral nerves are used to get an accurate diagnosis and to plan surgical intervention. Our purpose was to examine the usefulness of MRI in assessing nerve tumours in the upper extremity. Medical records of 19 patients (20 MRI examinations) with 29 histopathologically verified benign nerve tumours were examined retrospectively. In 12/20 cases MRI suggested a correct diagnosis of the type of nerve tumour. An additional 3/20 cases had an uncertain diagnosis, but nerve relations to the tumour were established. In 5/20 cases MRI gave a doubtful diagnosis with no suspicion of the tumour being located in a nerve trunk. MRI can... (More)
Clinical assessment and various diagnostic tools, particularly magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), of tumours of peripheral nerves are used to get an accurate diagnosis and to plan surgical intervention. Our purpose was to examine the usefulness of MRI in assessing nerve tumours in the upper extremity. Medical records of 19 patients (20 MRI examinations) with 29 histopathologically verified benign nerve tumours were examined retrospectively. In 12/20 cases MRI suggested a correct diagnosis of the type of nerve tumour. An additional 3/20 cases had an uncertain diagnosis, but nerve relations to the tumour were established. In 5/20 cases MRI gave a doubtful diagnosis with no suspicion of the tumour being located in a nerve trunk. MRI can localise and diagnose a nerve tumour in the upper extremity in 75% of cases, but it is difficult to specify the type of tumour. (Less)
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Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery
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10.1080/02844310902734572
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  abstract     = {Clinical assessment and various diagnostic tools, particularly magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), of tumours of peripheral nerves are used to get an accurate diagnosis and to plan surgical intervention. Our purpose was to examine the usefulness of MRI in assessing nerve tumours in the upper extremity. Medical records of 19 patients (20 MRI examinations) with 29 histopathologically verified benign nerve tumours were examined retrospectively. In 12/20 cases MRI suggested a correct diagnosis of the type of nerve tumour. An additional 3/20 cases had an uncertain diagnosis, but nerve relations to the tumour were established. In 5/20 cases MRI gave a doubtful diagnosis with no suspicion of the tumour being located in a nerve trunk. MRI can localise and diagnose a nerve tumour in the upper extremity in 75% of cases, but it is difficult to specify the type of tumour.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Jessica and Sandberg, Kristina and Nielsen, Niels Søe and Dahlin, Lars},
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  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery},
  title        = {Magnetic resonance imaging of peripheral nerve tumours in the upper extremity.},
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  volume       = {43},
  year         = {2009},
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