Biopsia de nervio

La biopsia de nervio es la remoción de una pequeña porción de un nervio para ser examinada. A través de una pequeña incisión se extrae una muestra de nervio y se examina bajo el microscopio. La biopsia de nervio puede realizarse para identificar la degeneración nerviosa y las condiciones inflamatorias nerviosas (neuropatías), así como para confirmar diagnósticos específicos.Biopsia de nervio

Revision

Last reviewed 5/28/2013 by Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, FRCS (C), FACS, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA; Department of Surgery at Los Robles Hospital, Thousand Oaks CA; Department of Surgery at Ashland Community Hospital, Ashland OR; Department of Surgery at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cheyenne WY; Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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