Early detection of median nerve syndrome at the carpal tunnel with high-resolution 18 MHz ultrasonography in systemic sclerosis patients

F. Bandinelli, O. Kaloudi, A. Candelieri, M. L. Conforti, R. Casale, S. Cammarata, G. Grassiri, I. Miniati, D. Melchiorre, M. Matucci-Cerinic

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Objectives: To investigate carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) with ultrasound (US) in asymptomatic SSc patients and to seek out the relationship between CTS and SSc clinical variables Methods: In 64 SSc patients (55 women and 9 men, mean age 57±14 years) and in 30 healthy controls, area (MNA), transverse (MNT) and anteroposterior (MNAP) diameters of MN at carpal tunnel were studied with US (My Lab 25 XVG US Esaote 18 MHz). MN flattening ratio (MNFR) was calculated. Duration of disease, subset (limited, diffuse), phase of skin involvement (oedematous, atrophic, fibrotic), modified Rodnan skin score (mRSS) and friction tendon rub were also recorded. Results: MNA (p

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Volume28
Issue number5 SUPPL. 62
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • Median nerve
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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Bandinelli, F., Kaloudi, O., Candelieri, A., Conforti, M. L., Casale, R., Cammarata, S., Grassiri, G., Miniati, I., Melchiorre, D., & Matucci-Cerinic, M. (2010). Early detection of median nerve syndrome at the carpal tunnel with high-resolution 18 MHz ultrasonography in systemic sclerosis patients. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 28(5 SUPPL. 62).