In-continuity neuroma of the median nerve after surgical release for carpal tunnel syndrome: case report

R. Depaoli, D. R. Coscia, F. Alessandrino

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Abstract

Iatrogenic injuries of the median nerve after surgical release for carpal tunnel syndrome resulting in the formation of a neuroma are rare. We present here the case of two patients, one with a bifid median nerve, showing in-continuity neuroma after surgical release for carpal tunnel syndrome. The patients reported persistent post-operative pain and showing symptoms. In both cases, ultrasound showed an in-continuity neuroma with a hypoechoic and enlarged median nerve at the carpal tunnel. The case report shows that ultrasound may be helpful in confirming the clinical diagnosis of neuroma and it is useful for evaluation of the percentage of the area affected by the tear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-85
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Ultrasound
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Carpal tunnel
  • Median nerve
  • Neuroma
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Internal Medicine

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