Ultrasonographic measurements in cubital tunnel syndrome

Shik Yoon Joon, Byung Jo Kim, Joo Kim Sei, Jae Min Kim, Hun Sim Kyu, Joo Hong Suk, Francis O. Walker, Michael S. Cartwright

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    Abstract

    The cubital tunnel is the most common site of ulnar nerve entrapment. Previous ultrasound studies have demonstrated enlargement of the ulnar nerve in cubital tunnel syndrome but did not report on the cubital tunnel itself. Twenty-two individuals with cubital tunnel syndrome were evaluated with nerve conduction studies and ultrasound. The ultrasound measurement that most strongly correlated with conduction velocity was the ratio of ulnar nerve to cubital tunnel cross-sectional area with the elbow flexed. Measurement of this ratio may improve the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound in cubital tunnel syndrome, although further investigation is needed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)853-855
    Number of pages3
    JournalMuscle and Nerve
    Volume36
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec

    Keywords

    • Cubital tunnel
    • Elbow
    • Ulnar neuropathy
    • Ultrasound

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physiology
    • Clinical Neurology
    • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
    • Physiology (medical)

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