Login or Register to unlock everything MedSchool has to offer!

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Z

 

Peripheral Nerve Enlargement

Overview

    • Feel For

    • A palpable, enlarged peripheral nerve - often more than 5mm in diameter.
    • Common Sites to Palpate

    • Ulnar nerve - between the medial epicondyle and olecranon at the elbow
    • Median nerve - over the palmar aspect of the wrist
    • Radial nerve - in the snuffbox
    • Causes of Peripheral Nerve Enlargement

    • Leprosy
    • Charcot-Marie-Tooth
    • Neurofibromatosis
    • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Associated Diseases
BETA

Feedback