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Peripheral Nerve Enlargement

June 24th, 2019


  • 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
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