Cubital tunnel syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

H/O chronic elbow pain. ? Fracture in child hood. C/o weakness - reduction in sensation in 4th and 5th digits. Referred for elbow radiograph and ulnar nerve ultrasound tracing at elbow.

Patient Data

Age: about 35 - 40 yrs
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Radiograph - Osteophyte formation, joint space reduction and ossified bodies (changes of degenerative disease) is seen.

Modality: Ultrasound

Ultrasound

  • Ulnar nerve compression noted. Proximal odematous hypoechoic nerve segment is seen. Distal to site of  compression nerve shows normal diameter and echopattern.
  • Cross sectional area of  nerve : Proximal to compression 1.2 mm,  At compression site - 0.7 mm
  • Asymptomatic ulnar nerve shows normal appearence.

Case Discussion

The cubital tunnel syndrome is a type of ulnar nerve compression neurpathy can occus from pathological compression of the ulnar nerve at the cubital tunnel.

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Case Information

rID: 23923
Case created: 17th Jul 2013
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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