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Entrapment of the sensory branch of the radial nerve (Wartenberg's syndrome): an unusual cause.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11315773     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Isolated neuropathy of the cutaneous branch of the radial nerve is a rarely recognized pathology. It was described in 1932 by Wartenberg, who suggested the name cheiralgia paraesthetica. The syndrome is described as known the entrapment of the superficial branch of the radial nerve. Many different etiologic factors for chronic nerve entrapment have been described, however our case has an unusual cause. A 52 year old man had pain and paresthesia in the area over the lateral aspect of the wrist, thumb and first web six months after Colles' fracture. The patient underwent bony spike resection after five months with ineffective conservative treatment. He has satisfied after this operation. The case was presented because of disappearing his preoperative complaints after the operation with respect to Wartenberg's syndrome constituted a rare cause of bone spike which has not been mentioned in the literature.
N Tosun; I Tuncay; F Akpinar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Tohoku journal of experimental medicine     Volume:  193     ISSN:  0040-8727     ISO Abbreviation:  Tohoku J. Exp. Med.     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-23     Completed Date:  2001-08-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417355     Medline TA:  Tohoku J Exp Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Decompression, Surgical
Fractures, Bone / complications
Middle Aged
Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Radial Nerve / pathology*,  surgery

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