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Old 08-04-2008, 06:05 AM   #1
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Nerve biopsy

My doctor wants me to get a biopsy to find out what form of neuropathy I have. Has anyone had one and if so what can I expect to happen? Thanks

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Old 08-07-2008, 09:10 AM   #2
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Re: Nerve biopsy

hi bob. there are different kinds of biopsies. a sural nerve biopsy looks at the nerve that runs down the lower part of your leg and is done b/c of abnormal NCV or EMG findings. I had an epidermal punch biopsy that specifically looks for small fiber neuropathy. This procedure is done in office and is considered noninvasive. I had no problems with the two sites healing and the biopsy offered some much needed information.

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