Imaging review of peripheral nerve injuries in patients with COVID-19

Claire E. Fernandez, Colin K. Franz, Jason H. Ko, James M. Walter, Igor J. Koralnik, Shivani Ahlawat, Swati Deshmukh

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Abstract

With surging numbers of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) throughout the world, neuromuscular complications and rehabilitation concerns are becoming more apparent. Peripheral nerve injury can occur in patients with COVID-19 secondary to postinfectious inflammatory neuropathy, prone positioning-related stretch and/or compression injury, systemic neuropathy, or nerve entrapment from hematoma. Imaging of peripheral nerves in patients with COVID-19 may help to characterize nerve abnormality, to identify site and severity of nerve damage, and to potentially elucidate mechanisms of injury, thereby aiding the medical diagnosis and decision-making process. This review article aims to provide a first comprehensive summary of the current knowledge of COVID-19 and peripheral nerve imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E117-E130
JournalRADIOLOGY
Volume298
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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