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Neovascularization and other histopathologic findings in an autogenous saphenous vein wrap used for recalcitrant carpal tunnel syndrome: a case report.
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PMID:  12671858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient suffering from recalcitrant carpal tunnel syndrome despite 4 surgical decompressions was treated successfully with revision carpal tunnel release, neurolysis, and autogenous saphenous vein wrapping of the median nerve. When he subsequently developed compression of the common digital nerve to the middle finger his carpal tunnel was re-explored and the previously applied vein graft underwent a biopsy examination. Histopathologic analysis of the biopsy specimen was remarkable for neovascularization of the vein graft and structural transformation of the vein endothelium, neither of which has been reported in vein wrapping of the upper extremity.
Kent H Chou; Nikolaos G Papadimitriou; Ioannis Sarris; Dean G Sotereanos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0363-5023     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-02     Completed Date:  2003-07-17     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / surgery*
Neovascularization, Pathologic
Saphenous Vein / transplantation*
Transplantation, Autologous

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