High-resolution ultrasound changes of the vagus nerve in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (IPD): a possible additional index of disease

High-resolution ultrasound changes of the vagus nerve in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (IPD): a possible additional index of disease
Neurol Sci. 2021 Apr 5. doi: 10.1007/s10072-021-05183-5. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND RATIONALE: Histopathological studies revealed degeneration of the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus nerve (VN) early in the course of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD). Degeneration of VN axons should be detectable by high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) as a thinning of the nerve trunk. In order to establish if the ... read more
Source: PubMedPublished on 2021-04-06By F Sartucci