Chaco, Joshua
April 1969
Angiology;Apr1969, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p195
Academic Journal
Thirty patients with atherosclerosis obliterans of the peripheral arteries in both lower limbs wore examined. All the patients were found to be normal on clinical neurologic examination. The correlation between the vascular pathology and the ischemic impact on the peripheral nerves was determined by electromyography and motor nerve conduction velocity tests. The main points evolving from this study are: (1) The rate of subclinical damage to the peripheral nerves in patients with peripheral atherosclerosis obliterans is very high. (2) The test of preference to prove this damage is motor nerve conduction velocity which was found to be much more sensitive in comparison to electromyography. (3) Damage to the nerve in patients with intermittent claudication is much more pronounced than in patients with atherosclerosis obliterans but without intermittent claudication.


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