Evaluation of Nerve Regeneration After Nerve Transsection Using (Diffusion-tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging) DTI MR Imaging
To prospectively evaluate the nerve regeneration after traumatic nerve transsection using diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DTI MR imaging).
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
University of Zurich
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01020149
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Loss of functional activity and trophic degeneration of nerve axons and their terminal arborizations following the destruction of their cells of origin or interruption of their continuity with these cells. The pathology is characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases. Often the process of nerve degeneration is studied in research on neuroanatomical localization and correlation of the neurophysiology of neural pathways.
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