Research Article

The Specificity of Near Nerve Method on Sural Nerve Conduction Studies


  • Mustafa Aykut Kural
  • Hatice Tankisi

Received Date: 21.11.2020 Accepted Date: 20.04.2021 J Ankara Univ Fac Med 2021;74(2):172-175


To determine the false positive rate of sural nerve conduction studies for healthy subjects.

Materials and Methods:

We performed sural nerve conduction studies for 23 healthy subjects using both nerve-nerve technique and surface recording.


We found three abnormal results in the sural nerve-nerve technique. However, all those patients had normal results in the surface recording.


The surface recording is recommended for suspicious cases in order to approve the abnormal results in the near-nerve technique.

Keywords: Polyneuropathy, Sural Nerve, Near-nerve Technique, Surface Electrode Recording, Nerve Conduction Study

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