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Sural nerve biopsy

Neuropathy | Last Active: Nov 22 8:38pm | Replies (30)

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@lillian32, Good evening. I only had a skin biopsy to determine the severity of SFN, small fiber neuropathy. Having watched the Sural nerve biopsy on Youtube…..I think that procedure goes far beyond the skin biopsy which measures the percentage of the skin sample composed of the small fibers. It had to be sent to Texas for analysis by a special procedure. Mine was definitive for this affliction. I believe that knowledge is power. How can we treat unless we know what we are treating? Good luck and keep posting to let us know the results. Be safe ad enjoy the evening, Chrs

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Thank you. I was thinking of asking the neurosurgeon to take a skin biopsy for SFN as well while he was doing the nerve biopsy. I’m not seeing the neurologist to get results for at least 6 more weeks after the biopsy (the neurologist asked the neurosurgeon to do the biopsy). So it’s going to be a frustrating wait.

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