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Localized hypertrophic neuropathy


Other Names for this Disease
  • Onion whorl disease
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Treatment

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What treatment is available for localized hypertrophic neuropathy?

Because this condition is rare, there are no established guidelines for the treatment of localized hypertrophic neuropathy.  Treatment is determined based on each individual's symptoms and personal medical history.  Treatment usually consists of having surgery to remove the abnormal part of the nerve.  Some individuals do not have surgery and their symptoms are monitored over time.[1]
Last updated: 7/9/2012

References
  1. Simmons Z, Mahadeen ZI, Kothari MJ, Powers S, Wise S, Towfighi J. Localized hypertrophic neuropathy: magnetic resonance imaging findings and long-term follow-up. Muscle & Nerve. 1999; 22:28-36. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9883854. Accessed 7/6/2012.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Onion whorl disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.