The carpal tunnel syndrome is the most frequent compression-induced neuropathy. A severe but rare clinical manifestation of this disorder associates with ulceration, acral osteolysis and mutilation of the terminal phalanges of the second and third fingers. Recognition of this disorder is difficult, because various dermatological and internal diseases might lead to acral ulcerative lesions, and these patients are seldom referred to neurological and/or eledrodiagnostic examination. In this article, we present three cases of this rare clinical form of carpal tunnel syndrome and discuss the eledrodiagnostic findings. The early diagnosis is important since decompression of the median nerve in due time might prevent mutilation and could significantly improve the patients' quality of life.
|Translated title of the contribution||Ulcerative carpal tunnel syndrome|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 30 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology