Cubital tunnel syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Presented with the clinical diagnosis of ulnar nerve compression at the elbow. Nerve conduction was tested positive. Elbow radiograph showed marginal osteophytes involving elbow joint.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

There is oedematous, hypoechoic ulnar nerve just proximal to the elbow; along with the increased cross sectional area. Elbow flexion results in ulnar nerve dislocation. The long axis of nerve shows nerve compression with proximal edema. There is no associated triceps dislocation with elbow flexion.

There is mild synovial thickening with effusion in the posterior recess of elbow.

Case Discussion

Male presented with the clinical diagnosis of ulnar neuropathy. Nerve conduction test showed nerve compression at the elbow. Ultrasound shows ulnar nerve dislocation with elbow flexion. There is nerve oedema at and proximal to the elbow joint.

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Case information

rID: 53265
Case created: 9th May 2017
Last edited: 13th Sep 2017
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