Atlas of Neuromuscular Diseases: A Practical Guideline by Eva L. Feldman

By Eva L. Feldman

The atlas is a entire define of neuromuscular ailments, written through skilled American and eu authors. It discusses all facets of neuromuscular issues together with the cranial nerves, spinal nerves, motor neurone sickness, the nerve plexus, peripheral nerves, mononeuropathies, entrapment syndromes, polyneuropathies, the neuromuscular junction, and muscle disorder. every one bankruptcy is uniformly dependent into anatomy, signs, symptoms, pathogentic percentages, analysis and differential prognosis, treatment and diagnosis. also the diagnostic instruments and investigations utilized in neuromuscular illness are defined and a realistic consultant is given the best way to increase from signs to syndromes. for every ailment the healing suggestions are defined. It includes huge variety of medical and histologic photographs from the sensible event of the authors and in addition a couple of artists drawings to facilitate the certainty of anatomic structures.

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Differential diagnosis The perception of loss or altered smell may be actually due to altered taste secondary to dysfunction in the glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX). Therapy Therapy depends upon etiology and in cases of trauma is usually supportive. Prognosis When the loss of smell is due to trauma, more than one third of individuals have full recovery within 3 months. References Manconi M (2001) Anosmia in a giant anterior communicating artery aneurysm. Arch Neurol 58: 1474–1475 Reuber M, Al-Din ASN, Baborie A, et al (2001) New variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease presenting with loss of taste and smell.

Also abscesses and osteosynthetic procedures of the mandibula can affect the lingual nerve. Clinically, patients suffer from hypesthesia of the tongue, floor of the mouth, and lingual gingiva. Patients have difficulties with eating, drinking and taste. Neuralgias may occur. Others: Association of the trigeminal nerve with polyneuropathies: AIDP (acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathies) Amyloidosis Diphtheria Leprosy Waldenstroem’s macroglobulinemia Syphilis Thallium neuropathies 51 Cavernous sinus lesions: The ophthalmic nerve can be injured by all diseases of the cavernous sinus.

The olfactory bulb is located beneath the surface of the frontal lobe. Axons leave the olfactory bulb as the olfactory tract and connect to prepyriform cortex. Anatomy The term parosmia describes a qualitative change in smell while total loss of smell is known as anosmia. Disorders of smell usually develop slowly and insidiously (except in traumatic brain injury) and are commonly associated with impaired taste. Olfactory hallucinations may accompany seizures or psychosis. Symptoms Altered smell is difficult to quantitate on examination.

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