Ulnar neuropathy at wrist: entrapment at a very “congested” site

Daniele Coraci, Claudia Loreti, Giulia Piccinini, Pietro E. Doneddu, Silvia Biscotti, Luca Padua

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Abstract

Ulnar tunnel syndrome indicates ulnar neuropathy at different sites within the wrist. Several classifications of ulnar tunnel syndrome are present in literature, based upon typical nerve anatomy. However, anatomical variations are not uncommon and can complicate assessment. The etiology is also complex, due to the numerous potential causes of entrapment. Clinical examination, neurophysiological testing, and imaging are all used to support the diagnosis. At present, many therapeutic approaches are available, ranging from observation to surgical management. Although ulnar neuropathy at the wrist has undergone extensive prior study, unresolved questions on diagnosis and treatment remain. In the current paper, we review relevant literature and present the current knowledge on ulnar tunnel syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalNeurological Sciences
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Guyon’s canal
  • Literature review
  • Nerve entrapments
  • Ulnar nerve
  • Ulnar tunnel syndrome
  • Wrist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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