endoneurium


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endoneurium

[‚en·dō′nu̇r·ē·əm]
(histology)
Connective tissue fibers surrounding and joining the individual fibers of a nerve trunk.
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However, the most obvious changes caused by axonal degeneration were observed after four days of injury and consisted of axonal swelling and disorganization of endoneurium, myelin degradation, and intense presence of phagocytic cells.
Table 1 Nerve Injury Classifications Prognosis for Sunderland Spontaneous Seddon Grade Grade Structures Injured Recovery Neuropraxia 1 Myelin Full Axonotmesis 2 Myelin, Axons Functional 3 Myelin, Axons, Endoneurium Incomplete 4 Myelin, Axons, Endoneurium, None Perineurium Neurotmesis 5 Myelin, Axons, Endoneurium, None Perineurium, Epineurium Table 2 MRC Grades of Muscle Strength Grade Motor Function 0 No movement or contraction 1 Trace movement or fasciculations 2 Active motion with gravity eliminated 3 Active motion against gravity only 4 Active motion against some resistance 5 Full strength Table 3 Summary of Incidences of Lower Extremity Nerve Injuries Traumatic Iatrogenic Femoral Nerve Acetabulum THA overall: 0.
Inflammatory cell infiltrate, fibrosis of the epineurium, perineurium, endoneurium, loss of fibres and absence of bacilli were found in all patients.
Furthermore, the endoneurium of perineurioma lacks an abundant mucinous matrix.
Within the left ischiadic nerve, increased numbers of lymphocytes and plasma cells were present in the endoneurium, in addition to axonal swelling and myelin degeneration (Fig 5).
The endoneurium showed areas of necrosis with granulomas comprising of epithelioid cells, Langhans giant cells, lymphocytes and areas of edema and increased vascularity.
2,3) Normal perineurial cells constitute the perineurium, a protective barrier situated between the epineurium and endoneurium layers of the nerves that surround both myelinated and unmyelinated axon-Schwann cell complexes of peripheral nerve fascicles.
Invasion of the endoneurium may follow, and the whole endoneurial zone may appear to be occupied by epitheloid cells with or without the presence of bacilli.
In high magnification, the presence of collagen fibers of endoneurium was clearly seen (Fig.
Each fiber or group of fibers is enveloped by endoneurium, a loose collagenous matrix that protects and nourishes each axon.