Importance of the ultrasound in cubital tunnel syndrome

Ferdinando Draghi, Chandra Bortolotto

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We report a case of a patient with cubital tunnel syndrome caused by presence of a non-thrombotic vein in the cubital tunnel. Cubital tunnel syndrome is a symptom complex caused by the compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. It is the second most common peripheral compression neuropathy. Ulnar compression at the elbow can be clinically diagnosed; however, an electroneurographic examination is necessary to confirm the diagnosis. Sonography and MRI may be required to locate nerve lesions, but primarily to evaluate the causes of compression. We decided to report this case because it shows the importance of the ultrasound in the diagnosis of the cause of compressions, including those rare and unexpected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-268
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical and Radiologic Anatomy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2016


  • Anatomic variation
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Ultrasonography
  • Veins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Surgery


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