nerve trunk


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nerve trunk

n.
The main stem of a nerve, consisting of a bundle of nerve fibers bound together by a tough sheet of connective tissue.
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Adjacency to a big vessel or nerve trunk makes EMPNST unresectable and recurrence with distant metastasis make this tumor fatal.
In an attempt to classify the physical and functional state of the damaged nerve trunk, these injuries have also been classified into three broad categories by Seddon (5): neurapraxia, axonotmesis, and neurotmesis [Table 2].
Neurolysis is a common clinical treatment for spasticity, and comprises injections of alcohol or phenol into the relevant nerve trunk or nerve entry points (NEPs); motor points).
They can develop in any nerve trunk in the entire body (except the cranial nerve I and II, which are not enveloped in a Schwann cell sheath) but are found most commonly in cranial and peripheral nerves of the upper limb (2).
The commonest peripheral nerve trunk to be affected was the ulnar nerve (93.
6) described the case of woman with catamenial sciatica caused by endometriosis affecting the sciatic nerve trunk in the upper thigh and reported that endometriosis can affect the sciatic nerve over a range of territory inside and outside the pelvis.
The neuroma should then be capable of being identified between the metatarsal heads, adherent to the intermetatarsal bursa where it can be pulled distally permitting division of the nerve trunk as proximally as possible.
There was a single unusual anomaly where the subclavian artery was compressing the nerve trunk.
In surgical procedures involving the parotid gland it is easier to locate one of the terminal branches of facial nerve and following it proximally rather than locating the nerve trunk and mapping it distally.
A retrograde approach toward the nerve trunk should be considered in these circumstances.
This tissue permits gliding of the nerve and is the location of blood vessels that then pass through the epineurium to supply the nerve trunk.
The topography of root fibres within the sciatic nerve trunk of the dog.