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Amyloidosis as a cause of carpal tunnel syndrome in haemodialysis patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3249138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over a five-year period (1981-1985), nine patients on haemodialysis developed carpal tunnel syndrome. Five patients, following biopsy of synovium in the carpal tunnel or biopsy of thickened epineurium of the median nerve, were found to have amyloid deposits in the soft tissues. The relationship between this condition, dialysis arthropathy and long-term haemodialysis is reviewed. In addition, in this small group of patients no relationship to the side of the fistula has been demonstrated and two patients developed recurrent problems despite initial open decompression of the carpal tunnel.
J D Spencer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0266-7681     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Br     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-27     Completed Date:  1989-06-27     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403839     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Br     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  402-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Guy's and Lewisham Hospitals, London.
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MeSH Terms
Amyloidosis / complications*
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / etiology*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Renal Dialysis / adverse effects*
Synovial Membrane

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