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Karl-Fredrik Eriksson

Associate professor

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Sequelae following sural nerve biopsy in type 1 diabetic subjects.

Author

  • Lars Dahlin
  • F Lithner
  • L-E Bresäter
  • Niels Thomsen
  • Karl-Fredrik Eriksson
  • Göran Sundkvist

Summary, in English

Objectives - To detect post-operative sequelae of sural nerve biopsy. Materials and methods-- A questionnaire mailed to type 1 diabetic patients (n = 24; male/female 23/1; reply n = 23) 2 years after biopsy. Results - Type 1 diabetic patients (age 56 [11]; median [interquartile range]) had a long duration of diabetes (DM; 20 [19] years) and all had neuropathy. Three out of 24 patients developed infection (two superficial and one deep) and one had a post-operative bleeding. Less frequent pain among the patients were reported from one centre. About one-third or more of the patients still complained of pain, mostly mild, in the biopsy area and paraesthesia in the foot 2 years after surgery. More than two-thirds of the patients were reluctant for further biopsy; a crucial information in drug trial planning. Conclusions - Sequelae of a sural nerve biopsy occur in type 1 DM. The risk for wound infections should be considered.

Department/s

  • Hand Surgery, Malmö
  • Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö
  • Vascular Diseases - Clinical Research

Publishing year

2008

Language

English

Pages

193-197

Publication/Series

Acta Neurologica Scandinavica

Volume

118

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Topic

  • Surgery

Status

Published

Research group

  • Hand Surgery, Malmö
  • Vascular Diseases - Clinical Research

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1600-0404