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Peroneal Neuropathies MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Peroneal Neuropathies
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Disease involving the common PERONEAL NERVE or its branches, the deep and superficial peroneal nerves. Lesions of the deep peroneal nerve are associated with PARALYSIS of dorsiflexion of the ankle and toes and loss of sensation from the web space between the first and second toe. Lesions of the superficial peroneal nerve result in weakness or paralysis of the peroneal muscles (which evert the foot) and loss of sensation over the dorsal and lateral surface of the leg. Traumatic injury to the common peroneal nerve near the head of the FIBULA is a relatively common cause of this condition. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, p31)
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Common Peroneal Nerve Entrapment
External Popliteal Neuropathy
Fibular Nerve Diseases
Fibular Neuropathy
Foot Drop
Lateral Popliteal Neuropathy
Neuropathy, Common Peroneal
Neuropathy, Deep Peroneal
Neuropathy, Superficial Peroneal
Peroneal Mononeuropathies
Peroneal Nerve Diseases
Peroneal Nerve Entrapment
Peroneal Nerve Paralysis
Peroneal Palsy
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Paralysis/etiology (1966-1999)
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases (1966-1999)
Sciatic Nerve (1966-1999)
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Leg Injuries
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Peroneal Neuropathies Preferred
Fibular Neuropathy Narrower
Neuropathy, Common Peroneal Narrower
Common Peroneal Nerve Entrapment Related
Neuropathy, Superficial Peroneal Narrower
Peroneal Nerve Paralysis Narrower
Foot Drop Related
Peroneal Nerve Entrapment Related
Neuropathy, Deep Peroneal Narrower
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