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Carpal tunel syndrom

Ewa Mizia, Krzysztof Tomaszewski, Pawel Depukat, Wieslawa Klimek-Piotrowska, Artur Pasternak, Izabela Mroz, Tomasz Bonczar
Carpal tunnel syndrome belongs to the most common causative factors of surgical interventions in the wrist region. Anatomy of carpal tunnel and median nerve is a subject of current revision. Authors paid attention to etiology of the syndrome based on review of literature and their own anatomical studies. They remind basic knowledge on the median nerve and indicate that only based on number of dissections a good orthopedic surgeon may acquire experience necessary to perform procedures in a most appropriate way...
2013: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
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January 13, 1962: British Medical Journal (1857-1980)
Ranjan Gupta, Oswald Steward
Chronic nerve compression (CNC), as in carpal tunnel syndrome, is a common cause of peripheral nerve dysfunction in humans. Previous studies using animal models have demonstrated progressive demyelination and a slowing of nerve conduction velocity. To characterize the Schwann cell response to CNC, we evaluated total Schwann cell number, apoptosis, and proliferation in an animal model of CNC. Design-based stereologic techniques revealed a striking transient increase in Schwann cell number following CNC. Schwann cell number increased sixfold relative to the normal nerve at the site of compression at 1 month and then slowly declined toward control levels...
June 23, 2003: Journal of Comparative Neurology
E Fertl, C Wöber, J Zeitlhofer
OBJECTIVES: 1) To examine the diagnostic value of the newly proposed manual carpal compression test (mCCT). 2) To evaluate the test efficacy of a serial use of mCCT and Phalen's test (PT) in the clinical diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in comparison with standard nerve conduction studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective, controlled study of 47 patients with 63 symptomatic CTS hands according to clinical as well as electrophysiological criteria. In the control group, 39 hands of 20 healthy volunteers were examined...
November 1998: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
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