Near-nerve needle sensory and medial plantar nerve conduction studies in patients with small-fiber sensory neuropathy

ULUC K., TEMUÇİN Ç. M. , Ozdamar S. E. , Demirci M., Tan E.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, vol.15, no.9, pp.928-932, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1468-1331.2008.02227.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.928-932
  • Keywords: intra-epidermal nerve fiber analysis, large-fiber involvement, medial plantar nerve, near-nerve needle technique, small-fiber sensory neuropathy, SKIN BIOPSY, DENSITY, FOOT, POLYNEUROPATHY, UTILITY
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this prospective study was to show and compare the rate of large-fiber involvement with near-nerve needle sensory (NNNS) nerve conduction study (NCS) and with medial plantar NCS recorded with surface electrodes in a group of patients who had clinically pure small-fiber sensory neuropathy (SFSN) with reduced intra-epidermal nerve fiber density in skin biopsy and with normal routine NCS.