Bilateral Bifid Median Nerve with Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: An Atypical Presentation, a Rare Cause and a Familiar Disease

Bhat, Anil K and Acharya, Ashwath M and Jayakrishnan, KN and Chakraborti, Abhishek (2018) Bilateral Bifid Median Nerve with Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: An Atypical Presentation, a Rare Cause and a Familiar Disease. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 23 (2). pp. 274-277. ISSN 0218-8104

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Abstract

We report a case of bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) with bilateral bifid median nerve (BMN) without a persistent median artery diagnosed by clinical examination, NCV and Ultrasonography. Bilateral BMN to produce bilateral CTS is extremely rare and is contrary to the popular classifications which state that BMN without persistent median artery or its anomalies will not produce CTS. Ultrasonogram is of additional help to identify such aberrations in the median nerve to prevent iatrogenic injuries during carpal tunnel decompression.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carpal tunnel syndrome; Bifid median nerve; Persistent median artery; Ultrasonography
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 10:57
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 10:57
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152273

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