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September 1992

Peripheral Neurology: Case Studies in Electrodiagnosis

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Kyoto, Japan

Arch Neurol. 1992;49(9):899. doi:10.1001/archneur.1992.00530330017004

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Electrodiagnosis has become an integral part of the clinical examination of patients with neuromuscular diseases. To localize a lesion, an electromyographer should be armed with working knowledge of the anatomy of the peripheral nervous system. The first edition of this book provided many students with the unique opportunity of being exposed to the dynamic process of local diagnosis in peripheral nerves, with major emphasis on the anatomy. The second edition is superior to the first. Consisting of 95 cases, the text is supplemented by superb illustrations by Hugh Thomas. A concise review of peripheral neuropathies and diagnostic methods precedes the case studies. Although this part is useful for reminding the reader of the basics, the descriptions tend to be superficial. More discussion on the disease processes in neuropathies, such as axonal degeneration vs demyelination, and their functional consequences would have strengthened this part. The case studies form the main section

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