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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79-81

Acute carpal tunnel syndrome due to a hemangioma of the median nerve

Dept. of Orthopedics, SMS Hospital, Jaipur, India

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D S Meena
E-34, Chetak Marg, Near J K Lon Hospital, Jaipur
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.30532

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Hemangioma of the median nerve presenting as acute carpal tunnel syndrome is unusual A-18- year old male presented with severe incapacitating pain of sudden onset of left forearm and hand after manual field work. There was swelling on volar aspect of forearm, with hyperalgesia in the median nerve distribution. The fingers and wrist were inmarked flexion and the patient did not allow wrist and finger extension. X-rays were within normal limits. An emergency volar carpal ligament release revealed, haematoma about 100 ml with numerous vessels encircling the median nerve. Histopathology of lesion turned out to be a cavernous hemangioma. Post operatively patient had full recovery.

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