Aesthesiography

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Aesthesiography comes from the Greek word “aesthesis” (αίσθησις) meaning "sensibility," and “graphy” in order to visualize hyposensibility of the skin. This term has been proposed by the French surgeon Létiévant.[1][2]

The use to map the cutaneous nerve lesions was well-known.[3][4][5] Totally forgotten during seven decades, this use luckily came back in the daily practice of medical doctors and therapists.[6][7][8]The aesthesiology of the whole body is a science used to assess neuropathic pain patients (NPP).[9][10]

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  1. ^ Létiévant, E. (1876). Esthésiographie. In Compte rendu de la 4ème session de Nantes en 1875 . Paris: Association française pour l’avancement des sciences, 1037-1043
  2. ^ Spicher C, Kohut G (2001). "Jean Joseph Emile Létiévant: a review of his contributions to surgery and rehabilitation". J Reconstr Microsurg 17 (3): 169–77. doi:10.1055/s-2001-14348. PMID 11336148. 
  3. ^ Hirschfeld, L. Névrologie et esthésiologie: Traité et iconographie du système nerveux. Paris: Victor Masson & fils, 1866
  4. ^ Trotter, W. & Davis, H.M. The exact determination of areas of altered sensibility. Rev Neurol Psychiatry, 1907,38:134-246
  5. ^ Tinel, J. Nerve wounds. London: Baillère, Tindall and Cox, 1917
  6. ^ Inbal, R., Rousso, M., Ashur, H., Wall, P.-D. & Devor, M. Collateral sprouting in skin and sensory recovery after nerve injury. Pain, 1987,28:141-154
  7. ^ Spicher, C., Desfoux, N. & Sprumont, P. Atlas des territoires cutanés du corps humain : Esthésiologie de 240 branches (1st ed.). Montpellier, Paris : Sauramps médical, 2010 [1]
  8. ^ Spicher, C., Desfoux, N. & Sprumont, P. Atlas des territoires cutanés du corps humain : Esthésiologie de 240 branches (2nd ed.). Montpellier, Paris : Sauramps médical, 2013
  9. ^ Della Casa et al. (2010). Aesthesiology: A useful knowledge to assess Neuropathic Pain Patients (NPP); About 2256 Axonal Lesions of Cutaneous Branches. e-News for Somatosensory Rehabilitation, 7(3), 128-137. [2]
  10. ^ Valembois, B., Blanchard, M., Miternique, B. & Noël, L. (2006). Rééducation des troubles de la sensibilité de la main. Encyclopédie Médico-Chirurgicale (EMC) 26-064-A 10, 1-19. Paris: Elsevier [3]

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