Diffusion tensor imaging of peripheral nerves in Churg-Strauss syndrome

Diffusion tensor imaging of peripheral nerves in Churg-Strauss syndrome

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Author(s): Ryuji Sakakibara, Masahiko Kishi, Tsutomu Inaoka, Hitoshi Terada, Hagino Rikitake

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617 1074 78-84 Volume 1 - Dec 2012


We here describe a case of a 41-year-old woman with asthma, eosinophilia, and multiple mononeuropathies due to Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS). In this case, multiple mononeuropathies caused allodynia and nerve-stretch pain in the lower extremities. A nerve conduction study and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) indicated that the major site of lesions was at the right popliteus. Peripheral nerve DTI was found to be a feasible method to help evaluate peripheral nerve function.


diffusion tensor tractography, peripheral nerve, entrapment, Churg-Strauss syndrome


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