Nerve Anastomosis-our Experience of Thirteen Cases

  • Kaisar Haroon Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, NINSH, Dhaka
  • Tania Taher Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, HFRC Medical College Hospital
  • Shafiul Alam Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, NINSH, Dhaka
  • Abdullah Alamgir Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, NINSH, Dhaka
  • Md Arif Reza Medical Officer, Department of Neurosurgery, NINSH
  • Sk Sader Hossain Professor and Head, Department of Neurosurgery, NINSH, Dhaka
Keywords: Nerve injury, anastomosis, nerve grafting, facial reanimation, end to end anastomosis.

Abstract

Background: Peripheral nerve injury is a common condition. Though it is not life threatening, it may cause disability to a person. In this study we have analysed our experience of anastomosis of injured nerves. Materials and methods: This is an observational study that was done within a period from January 2014 to December 2018. 13 patients with injury to the nerves were operated upon. There were 11 male and 2 female patients. All patients were followed up in OPD upto one and half years. 5 patients were lost from follow up, of these, two were female. Results: After surgery, touch returned in 5 patients. Of motor function,there was no improvement in 1 patient, grade 1 in 1 patient, grade 2 in 4 patients and grade 3 in 3 patients. Those who came earlier had better outcome, so had those with small injury and distal to the limb. Conclusion: peripheral nerve injury has to be repaired as soon as possible. The sooner it can be done the better will be the outcome.

Bang. J Neurosurgery 2019; 9(1): 33-38

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2019-08-30
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Haroon, K., Taher, T., Alam, S., Alamgir, A., Reza, M. A., & Hossain, S. S. (2019). Nerve Anastomosis-our Experience of Thirteen Cases. Bangladesh Journal of Neurosurgery, 9(1), 33-38. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjns.v9i1.42922
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