Wider Vagus Nerve May Be Early Sign of Autonomic Neuropathy

Wider Vagus Nerve May Be Early Sign of Autonomic Neuropathy

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Wider Vagus Nerve May Be Early Sign of Autonomic Neuropathy

The vagus nerve, the longest cranial nerve running from the brain through to the abdomen, is wider in people with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) than in people without the disease, a small study in China found. Researchers also observed that its dimensions, measured by ultrasound imaging, correlated with the disease’s course and some of its symptoms. According to the scientists, an ultrasound of the vagus nerve “may be a useful tool for evaluation of disease…

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