Clinical Neuroscience

[Distal Ulnar Neuropathies]

KISS Gábor1, KÓMÁR József1

SEPTEMBER 20, 1996

Clinical Neuroscience - 1996;49(09-10)

[Compression of the distal part of the ulnar nerve is an uncommon entrapment neuropathy. Depending on the site of compression it may result in pure motor symptoms. The atrophy of the small hand muscles without sensory deficit may mimic motor neuron disease. Correct clinical examination and electrophysiology including measurement of ulnar distal motor latency to the first dorsal interosseous muscle can reveal the correct diagnosis. 46 surgically treated cases of distal ulnar neuropathy are reported. 12 patients had only muscle weakness without sensory abnormalities. 6 of them showed motor deficit restricted to the first dorsal interosseous and adductor pollicis muscles. 34 patients were followed up 31 of them improved, 3 cases should be reoperated because of recidive lipoma.]

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  1. Újpesti Városi Kórház, Organikus Idegosztály, Budapest

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