Surgical treatment of superimposed nerve compressions in hepatitis C neuropathy

Gedge D. Rosson, Eduardo D. Rodriguez, A. Lee Dellon

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Abstract

The plastic surgeon's usual involvement in patients with hepatitis C is most frequently limited to an inner city population with hand and forearm abscesses from intravenous drug use or to incidences of needle-stick injury in the operating room when the patient is hepatitis C positive. Hand surgeons and peripheral nerve surgeons often treat patients with underlying neuropathies who have superimposed overlying nerve compressions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. We have applied this experience to a patient with underlying peripheral neuropathy associated with Hepatitis C and clinical evidence of overlying lower extremity nerve compressions. We believe that she is the first successful surgical treatment of peripheral nerve compressions in a patient with hepatitis C - associated neuropathy, documented by noninvasive neurosensory testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-607
Number of pages7
JournalMicrosurgery
Volume27
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 2007

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