Cubital tunnel syndrome

Case contributed by Utkarsh Kabra
Diagnosis almost certain


Numbness in 4th and 5th digits of left hand. No history of snapping.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

There is hyperintensity with mild thickening of ulnar nerve within the cubital tunnel and at the level of medial epicondyle. Hyperintensity of ulnar nerve is also seen distal to the elbow joint up to the visualized mid forearm. 

No anconeus epitrochlearis or ganglion cyst seen within the cubital tunnel.

No significant osteophyte formation seen at elbow joint.



Annotated axial and coronal STIR images showing the edematous ulnar nerve.

Case Discussion

Findings are suggestive of cubital tunnel syndrome.

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