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October 1979

Neuropathy With Susceptibility to Compression Aggravated by Herniated Disk: Early Pathological and Electrodiagnostic Studies

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Drs Kupersmith and Lieberman), Rehabilitative Medicine (Dr Spielholz), Internal Medicine (Dr Berczeller), and Neurosurgery (Dr Ransohoff), New York University School of Medicine, New York.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(10):645-647. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500460079013

• We describe a patient with a foot drop attributable to both herniated disk and peripheral neuropathy susceptible to external compression. Early electrodiagnostic studies and sural nerve biopsy indicated a role for myelin dysfunction in this disorder.