Unusual findings in ultrasound screening for carpal tunnel syndrome in a patient with acromegaly: Bifid median nerve and persistent median artery


CÜCE İ. , Beke S. K. , VEZİROĞLU E. , DEMİR H. , BAYRAM F.

NEUROLOGY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/ncn3.12458
  • Dergi Adı: NEUROLOGY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE

Özet

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common complication in acromegaly and is often associated with enlargement of the median nerve. Morphological changes in the median nerve and surrounding tissues can be visualized easily by ultrasound (US) scanning in suspected patients. Ultrasonography also offers priceless contributions to visualization of anatomical variations and pathological conditions that may potentially be associated with CTS. We present the presence of bifid median nerve and persistent median artery, which are both unusual findings, during the US screening for CTS in a 36-year-old male patient with acromegaly.