Carpal tunnel syndrome (bilateral)

Case contributed by Brendan Cullinane

Presentation

Bilateral median neuropathy, right worse than left.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male
Modality: Ultrasound

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Case Discussion

Ultrasound evidence of bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome with the findings reflective of the severity of the clinical condition. The right median nerve was more swollen and irregular than the left.

There appeared to be generalised swelling of the soft tissue at the proximal end of both carpal tunnels and some swelling at the distal end on the right. Again these changes are more severe on the right side.

No space occupying lesions were seen and the flexor retinacula did not appear thickened. There was no evidence of hyperaemia.

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Case Information

rID: 12868
Case created: 22nd Jan 2011
Last edited: 21st Sep 2016
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