Table 2

Neuropathic pain diagnoses in 46 patients with probable or definite neuropathic pain
NP diagnoses Probable NP N = 30 Definite NP N = 16 Method(s) of confirming definite NP diagnosis
Lumbar radiculopathy 20 8 ENMG (4), lumbar MRI (4)
Thoracic radiculopathy 1
Cervical radiculopathy 2 1 cervical MRI
Painful polyneuropathy 0 2 ENMG (2), gene test* (1)
Peripheral nerve entrapment # 4 3 ENMG
Peripheral nerve lesion ¤ 3 2 ENMG

NP = neuropathic pain.

* confirming the diagnosis of hereditary polyneuropathy.

# compression of median nerve in 3 and ulnar nerve in 2, tarsal tunnel syndrome in 1.

¤ lesion of peroneal nerve 2, ulnar nerve in 1, cervical plexus in 1 and trigeminal nerve in 1.

Gauffin et al.

Gauffin et al. BMC Neurology 2013 13:21   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-13-21

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