Carpal tunnel syndrome caused by an anomalous muscle belly of the index finger lumbrical

Carpal tunnel syndrome caused by an anomalous muscle belly of the index finger lumbrical Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common neuropathy of the upper extremity. It usually occurs without any extrinsic cause; sometimes it is due to aberrant anatomy. A case of an anomalous first lumbrical muscle belly in a 52-year-old woman is described. This patient was operated on without success. During the first intervention, nothing abnormal was observed. Due to the persistence of symptoms, she was operated on again. In the second surgery, an anomalous first lumbrical muscle was detected and resected with a good clinical result. These rare anatomical situations can cause symptoms and should be explored and corrected. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Carpal tunnel syndrome caused by an anomalous muscle belly of the index finger lumbrical

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-010-0430-8
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Abstract

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common neuropathy of the upper extremity. It usually occurs without any extrinsic cause; sometimes it is due to aberrant anatomy. A case of an anomalous first lumbrical muscle belly in a 52-year-old woman is described. This patient was operated on without success. During the first intervention, nothing abnormal was observed. Due to the persistence of symptoms, she was operated on again. In the second surgery, an anomalous first lumbrical muscle was detected and resected with a good clinical result. These rare anatomical situations can cause symptoms and should be explored and corrected.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Feb 1, 2011

References

  • Lumbrical muscle with an additional origin in the forearm
    Singh, G; Bay, BH; Yip, GW; Tay, S
  • MR demonstration of an anomalous muscle in a patient with coexistent carpal and ulnar tunnel syndrome
    Zeiss, J; Jakab, E
  • MR demonstration of anomalous muscles about the volar aspect of the wrist and forearm
    Zeiss, J; Guilliam-Haidet, L

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