Dorsal root ganglion disorders

Ales Hlubocky, Benn E. Smith

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Disorders of the dorsal root ganglia are increasingly recognized as causes of sensory loss and ataxia. This chapter covers first the development, anatomy, chemistry, and physiology of the dorsal root ganglia. This is followed by discussions of the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management of disorders of the dorsal root ganglia. This includes paraneoplastic and immune-mediated nonmalignant inflammatory sensory polyganglionopathies as well as sensory ganglionopathy associated with Sjögren syndrome and toxic and nutritional ganglionopathies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9781461465676, 1461465664, 9781461465669
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


  • ANNA-1 (anti-Hu) antibodies
  • central sensory syndrome
  • cisplatin
  • dorsal root ganglion
  • malignant inflammatory sensory polyganglionopathy
  • nonmalignant inflammatory sensory polyganglionopathy
  • paraneoplastic
  • sensory polyganglionopathy
  • Sjögren syndrome
  • subacute sensory neuronopathy
  • vitamin B6 neuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Hlubocky, A., & Smith, B. E. (2014). Dorsal root ganglion disorders. In Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice (Vol. 9781461465676, pp. 467-491). Springer New York.