Tunnel syndrome

Last revised by Rohit Sharma on 17 Aug 2020

A tunnel syndrome refers to pain, paresthesia and weakness due to neurovascular compression, friction or traction within a confined anatomical passageway. The tunnel may be bordered by bone, muscle or tendoligamentous structures or a combination of these.

Various specific syndromes exist and are discussed separately:

In these syndromes, imaging supports clinical assessment including electromyography (EMG) and/or nerve conduction studies.

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