Aberrant Radial Artery Causing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Kokkalis, Zinon T. and Tolis, Konstantinos E. and Megaloikonomos, Panayiotis D. and Panagopoulos, Georgios N. and Igoumenou, Vasilios G. and Mavrogenis, Andreas F. (2016) Aberrant Radial Artery Causing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery, 4 (3). pp. 282-284.

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Abstract

 Anatomical vascular variations are rare causes of carpal tunnel syndrome. An aberrant medial artery is the most common vascular variation, while an aberrant radial artery causing carpal tunnel syndrome is even more rare, with an incidence ranging less than 3. This article reports a patient with compression of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel by an aberrant superficial branch of the radial artery. An 80- year- old man presented with a 5-year history of right hand carpal tunnel syndrome; Tinel sign, Phalen test and neurophysiological studies were positive. Open carpal tunnel release showed an aberrant superficial branch of the radial artery with its accompanying veins running from radially to medially, almost parallel to the median nerve, ending at the superficial palmar arterial arch. The median nerve was decompressed without ligating the aberrant artery. At the last follow-up, 2 years after diagnosis and treatment the patient is asymptomatic. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal system
WO Surgery
Divisions: Journals > Archives of Bone & Joint Surgery
Depositing User: abjs abjs
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 13:50
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 13:50
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2986

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