Focal and entrapment neuropathies

Benn E. Smith

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5 Scopus citations


Of the many patterns of peripheral nerve disorders in diabetes mellitus (DM), isolated clinical involvement of single nerves, though less common than distal symmetric polyneuropathy and perhaps polyradiculoneuropathy, constitute an important collection of characteristic syndromes. These fall into four anatomical regions of the body: cranial, upper limb, truncal, and lower limb territories. Each of these groups of mononeuropathies has its own ensemble of epidemiologic patterns, clinical presentations, laboratory and radiologic findings, differential diagnosis, management principles and prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Clinical Neurology
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameHandbook of Clinical Neurology
ISSN (Print)0072-9752
ISSN (Electronic)2212-4152


  • Compression neuropathy
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Focal neuropathy
  • Malignant otitis externa
  • Mononeuropathy
  • Ocular palsy
  • Rhinocerebral mucormycosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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