Spontaneous bilateral median nerve compressions in the distal arm

Richard M. Braun, Robert J. Spinner

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Abstract

A case of bilateral median nerve compressions in the distal arm is described. The patient was seen initially with the spontaneous onset of paresis of the anterior interosseous nerve innervated muscles, as well as more proximal median nerve innervated muscles. There was no shoulder-girdle weakness or sensory abnormality. No systemic symptoms were identified. Surgical exploration in each extremity revealed enlarged communicating veins directly compressing the median nerve in the distal arms. Clinical improvement began 6 months after operation and was complete by 18 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-247
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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