Surgical Excision of a Thrombosed Persistent Median Artery Causing Carpal Tunnel-Like Symptoms: A Case Report

Douglas W. Bartels, Alexander Y. Shin

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Abstract

Case:A 51-year-old man presented with pain and paresthesias in the median nerve distribution and a subjective loss of grip strength. Imaging revealed a thrombosed persistent median artery in the carpal tunnel abutting the median nerve. The thrombosed portion of the artery was surgically excised, and the patient experienced resolution of symptoms.Conclusion:Persistent median artery thrombosis is rare and can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Ultrasound is a useful tool for diagnosis and appropriate surgical planning. Although treatment with systemic anticoagulation is an option, surgical excision resulted in resolution of symptoms and an excellent short-term outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20.00139
JournalJBJS case connector
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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