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: 2014  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 217--224

Peripheral nerve injury grading simplified on MR neurography: As referenced to Seddon and Sunderland classifications


Avneesh Chhabra1, Shivani Ahlawat2, Allan Belzberg3, Gustav Andreseik4 
1 Department of Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
2 Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
3 Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
4 Department of Radiology, University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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Avneesh Chhabra
Associate Professor Radiology and Orthopedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390
USA

The Seddon and Sunderland classifications have been used by physicians for peripheral nerve injury grading and treatment. While Seddon classification is simpler to follow and more relevant to electrophysiologists, the Sunderland grading is more often used by surgeons to decide when and how to intervene. With increasing availability of high-resolution and high soft-tissue contrast imaging provided by MR neurography, the surgical treatment can be guided following the above-described grading systems. The article discusses peripheral nerve anatomy, pathophysiology of nerve injury, traditional grading systems for classifying the severity of nerve injury, and the role of MR neurography in this domain, with respective clinical and surgical correlations, as one follows the anatomic paths of various nerve injury grading systems.


How to cite this article:
Chhabra A, Ahlawat S, Belzberg A, Andreseik G. Peripheral nerve injury grading simplified on MR neurography: As referenced to Seddon and Sunderland classifications.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2014;24:217-224


How to cite this URL:
Chhabra A, Ahlawat S, Belzberg A, Andreseik G. Peripheral nerve injury grading simplified on MR neurography: As referenced to Seddon and Sunderland classifications. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Dec 9 ];24:217-224
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