Ulnar nerve compression

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

H/o surgery for soft tissue trauma at medial aspect of elbow - 6 wks back. Post opertive clinical features of ulnar nerve compression. Referred for targetted ultrasound of ulnar nerve at elbow.

Patient Data

Age: about 35 yrs
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

Ulnar nerve proximal to elbow shows hypoechoic echopattern.

A linear echogenic structure is noted passing through ulnar nerve. This structure enters distal end of humerus. Its a surgical suture passing through nerve and fixed to to humeral cortex

Nerve compression is noted at this level.

Case Discussion

Findings of ulnar compression by due to 'bite'  by surgical suture.

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Case Information

rID: 33678
Case created: 20th Jan 2015
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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