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Archives of Hand and Microsurgery 2018;23(4):267-270.
Published online December 1, 2018.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12790/ahm.2018.23.4.267   
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Recurrent Motor Branch Entrapment: A Case Report
Young Woo Kwon1, In Cheul Choi1, Hee-Kyu Kwon2, Jong Woong Park1
1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea. ospark@korea.ac.kr
2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Received: 3 August 2018   • Revised: 4 September 2018   • Accepted: 7 September 2018
Abstract
Recurrent motor branch entrapment syndrome is a compressive mononeuropathy of recurrent motor branch of median nerve. It is a rare condition as a cause of thenar muscle wasting and may have different pathogenesis. If such an anatomical variation is the cause, there is a possibility that thenar muscle atrophy remains if only the transcarpal ligament release is performed. We report a 25-year-old male patient with carpal tunnel syndrome with thenar muscle wasting 1 month ago.
Key Words: Carpal tunnel syndrome, Median nerve, Recurrent motor branch
 


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