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ulnar nerve neuropathy

John D Jennings, John F Jennings
BACKGROUND: Although ulnar neuropathies are commonly encountered, isolated involvement of the motor branch is exceedingly rare. Previous reports of this entity describe compression as the deep motor branch passes through the piso-hamate hiatus and the adductor pollicis hiatus. This case series described 3 cases of motor branch compression due to unique etiologies which resolved after surgery. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified patients with compression of the ulnar nerve motor branch...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Fabrício Diniz de Lima, Gustavo José Luvizutto, Arthur Oscar Schelp, Gabriel Pereira Braga, Rodrigo Bazan
Objective: Stroke chameleons encompass an atypical group of syndromes that do not initially appear to be cerebrovascular accidents. The objective of this study was to report patients with different lesions of central origin clinically presenting as wrist drop and with a semiology similar to that produced by peripheral lesions of the radial nerve at different topographical levels. Methods: This is a case series study of patients presenting with wrist drop during the acute phase of stroke who were assessed by clinical examination and CT and MRI brain scans...
September 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
Simon Podnar
OBJECTIVE: Although ultrasonographic (US) visualization of peripheral nerves is becoming more and more frequently used, there are few studies on its actual contribution to the diagnosis and management of patients with peripheral nerve disorders. METHODS: The electronic records of consecutive patients referred to our US laboratory over an eight-month period were retrospectively analyzed. The contribution of US examination to patient management was evaluated. RESULTS: Two hundred and thirty one consecutive patients (43% men) were analyzed...
February 4, 2018: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
Hideto Irifune, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Suguru Hirayama, Eichi Narimatsu, Toshihiko Yamashita
In this article, we report two cases in which recurrent adhesive hand neuropathy with allodynia were successfully treated with radial and ulnar artery adipofascial perforator flap coverage. Treatment of recurrent neuropathy, such as recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome and re-adhesion after neurolysis using free and pedicle flaps to cover the nerves, has been reported to show good results. However, for severe painful nerve disorders, such as complex regional pain syndrome, the efficacy of this treatment was unclear...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Cristian Milicin, Elena Sîrbu
INTRODUCTION: Lower motor neurons are the only neurons of the central nervous system (CNS) with the ability to regenerate without any intervention after an axotomy. AIM: This present study was conducted to analyze clinical and electrophysiological parameters in four groups of upper limb peripheral neuropathies, before and after treatment, comparing the results obtained after three cures of complex rehabilitation therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We selected a number of 107 patients (66 women and 41 men) aged between 29 and 77 years (mean age = 49...
2018: NeuroRehabilitation
Bianca Manzan Reis, Luciane Fernanda Rodrigues Martinho Fernandes
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association of results from the Rosén and Lundborg Score and the screening activity limitation and Safety Awareness scale for the assessment of hand in patients diagnosed with leprosy. METHOD: An association between the Rosén and Lundborg Score and the Screening Activity Limitation and Safety Awareness scale for hand was evaluated in a cross-section study with 25 people of a mean age of 51 years old (SD 14), undergoing drug treatment for leprosy...
January 30, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
Xing-Hua Liu, Mao-Qi Gong, Yang Wang, Chang Liu, Shao-Liang Li, Xie-Yuan Jiang
BACKGROUND: Surgical decompression of the ulnar nerve is effective for cubital tunnel syndrome. However, deep approaches may result in iatrogenic elbow stiffness. This long-term study was to evaluate the range of motion (ROM) of the elbow and functional outcomes after anterior subcutaneous transposition. METHODS: A total of 115 patients (78 male and 37 female; mean age: 46.6 years) who underwent anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve between 2001 and 2005 were evaluated retrospectively; mean follow-up was 13...
February 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
John G Horneff, Matthew Pepe, Bradford Tucker, Fotios Tjoumakaris, Nicholas Lombardi, Charles Wowkanech, Luke S Austin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the occurrence of distal mononeuropathy (DMN) in patients before and after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR) as well as resolution of the symptoms. METHODS: One hundred one patients over the age of 18 undergoing arthroscopic RCR +/- concurrent procedures completed a questionnaire regarding the presence of a symptomatic DMN. Patients with history of diabetic neuropathy, cervical radiculopathy, brachial plexopathy, or Spurling sign were excluded...
January 17, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Tun Hing Lui
Cubital tunnel syndrome refers to ulnar nerve compressive neuropathy and most commonly occurs at the level of the elbow. Surgical options include in situ decompression, decompression with anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve, and medial epicondylectomy with or without decompression. With the advancement of endoscopic surgery, techniques of endoscopic in situ decompression of the ulnar nerve, endoscopy-assisted anterior transposition, and endoscopic anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve have been reported with the advantage of minimally invasive surgery...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
L Pelosi, E Mulroy, R Leadbetter, D Kilfoyle, A M Chancellor, S Mossman, L Wing, T Y Wu, R H Roxburgh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sensory neuronopathy is a cardinal feature of cerebellar ataxia neuropathy vestibular areflexia syndrome (CANVAS). Having observed that two patients with CANVAS had small median and ulnar nerves on ultrasound, we set out to examine this finding systematically in a cohort of patients with CANVAS, and compare them with both healthy controls and a cohort of patients with axonal neuropathy. We have previously reported preliminary findings in seven of these patients with CANVAS and seven healthy controls...
January 5, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Panagiotis Zis, Marios Hadjivassiliou, Ptolemaios Georgios Sarrigiannis, Alexander St John Edward Barker, Dasappaiah Ganesh Rao
Background and Aim: Pure sensory neuropathies involving the dorsal root ganglia are commonly referred to as sensory ganglionopathies (SG). Causes of SG can be inherited (as seen in Friedreich's ataxia) or acquired (e.g. immune-mediated or paraneoplastic). Diagnostic criteria for confirming SG have been published and consist of a combination of clinical and neurophysiological parameters. The aim of our study was to develop a neurophysiological method for rapid screening for diagnosis of SG...
December 2017: Brain and Behavior
David G Greathouse, Greg Ernst, John S Halle, Scott W Shaffer
BACKGROUND: Neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow is one of a number of muscle-related and nerve-related disorders that affect people performing intensive work with their hands and upper extremities, and is the second most prevalent peripheral nerve mononeuropathy. There are several classification systems currently being used by the medical community for patients with neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. However, few of these classification systems include the clinical electrophysiologic parameters nerve conduction (NCS) and electromyographic (EMG) studies...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Dushyanth Babu Jasti, Sarat Mallipeddi, A Apparao, B Vengamma, V Sivakumar, Satyarao Kolli
Objective: To study the prevalence, clinical features, electrophysiological features, and severity of peripheral neuropathy in predialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with respect to severity of renal failure and presence of diabetes mellitus. Materials and Methods: Between May 2015 and December 2016, 200 predialysis CKD patients were assessed prospectively. Results: The prevalence of peripheral neuropathy in predialysis CKD patients in the present study was 45% based on clinical symptoms and 90% electrophysiologically...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Jonathan W Shearin, Talia R Chapman, Andrew Miller, Asif M Ilyas
Ulnar nerve dysfunction following distal humerus fractures is a well-recognized phenomenon. There is no consensus regarding optimal handling of the ulnar nerve during surgical management of these fractures between in situ management and transposition. Using an electronic database to identify retrospective studies involving surgical fixation of distal humerus fractures yielded 46 studies, 5 trials meeting the authors' inclusion criteria, totaling 362 patients. An overall incidence of 19.3% for ulnar neuropathy was identified...
February 2018: Hand Clinics
Viviana Versace, Stefania Campostrini, Frediano Tezzon, Sara Martignago, Markus Kofler, Leopold Saltuari, Luca Sebastianelli, Raffaele Nardone
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an immune-mediated polyradiculoneuropathy with acute onset and rapid clinical worsening; early diagnosis and immunomodulating therapy can ameliorate the course of disease. During the first days, however, nerve conduction studies (NCSs) are not always conclusive. Here, we describe a 73-year-old man presenting with progressive muscular weakness of the lower limbs, ascending to the upper limbs, accompanied by distal sensory disturbances. Neuroimaging of brain and spine and NCSs were unremarkable; cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed no albuminocytologic dissociation...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
Barbara J Duffy, Tito D Tubog
Perioperative peripheral nerve injury is a serious yet preventable perioperative complication. Since the inception of the American Association of Anesthesiologists Closed Claim Project, the incidence of peripheral nerve injury has remained constant with an overall reported prevalence rate of 15% to 16%. To date, the most frequent nerve injuries are ulnar nerve neuropathy and brachial plexus injury. This article will review the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, causative and risks factors, and preventive measures for the two most common nerve injuries...
December 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Konstantinos Natsis, A Giannakopoulou, M Piagkou, N Lazaridis, T Tegos, M R Colonna
PURPOSE: Although communications between branches and cords of the brachial plexus have been extensively published, there is a scarcity of reports concerning radial and ulnar nerve (RN-UN) communication in the arm. The current study aims to demonstrate the incidence, topography, and length of communicating branches between RN and UN. Any additional coexisted variations were also recorded. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and sixty-six upper limbs collected from one hundred and thirty-three (81 males and 52 females) Greek cadavers were dissected...
November 9, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
Hiroshi Yamazaki, Michitaka Shinone, Hiroyuki Kato
Epidermal cyst is a dermal or subcutaneous epithelial cyst that contains keratin and is lined by true epidermis. Although extremely rare, it can cause pathology including nerve compression syndrome. We report a rare case of ulnar nerve compression in the elbow that was caused by olecranon bursitis and concomitant epidermal cyst in a 67-year-old man. The ulnar nerve was immediately adjacent to the olecranon bursa and was significantly compressed. There was no connection between the tumor and the ulnar nerve...
December 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Ahmad Wali, Dureshahwar Kanwar, Safoora A Khan, Sara Khan
Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP) and acute motor axonal neuropathy are the most common variants of Guillian-Barre syndrome documented in the Asian population. However, the variability of early neurophysiologic findings in the Asian population compared to western data has not been documented. Eighty-seven cases of AIDP were retrospectively reviewed for their demographic, clinical, electrophysiological, and laboratory data. Mean age of subjects was 31 ± 8 years with males more commonly affected...
December 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
Jun Chen, Chun-Lei Wang, Shan Wu, Shan He, Jun Ren
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of high-resolution ultrasonography for the diagnosis of polyneuropathy in diabetes mellitus patients by the examination of the ulnar nerves. METHOD: We recruited 100 healthy age-matched volunteers (50 women and 50 men) with 200 arms without diabetes or cubital tunnel syndrome as the control group. We assessed the upper limbs of 100 diabetes mellitus patients (45 women and 55 men), 40 of whom had electrophysiologically confirmed diabetic peripheral neuropathy and 60 had no diabetic peripheral neuropathy in the upper limbs...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
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