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Symptomatic Neural Loop Causing Hemidigital Anesthesia.
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PMID:  22939827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Digital neural loops were identified over a century ago and are common findings in cadaveric studies of palmar and digital anatomy. Symptomatic digital neural loops are rare. We report a case of hemidigital anesthesia resulting from a proper digital nerve neural loop penetrated by its common digital artery in the palm. After neurolysis of the median nerve and the common and proper digital nerves to the third webspace, we transected the common digital artery, transposed it out of the neural loop, and repaired it. The patient's sensory symptoms fully resolved over 6 weeks. The differential diagnosis, diagnostic workup, and surgical treatment are reviewed.
Kurt J Hofmann; David E Ruchelsman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-6564     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston; and the Division of Hand and Upper Extremity and Microsurgery, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA.
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