"Carpal Tunnel Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Entrapment of the MEDIAN NERVE in the carpal tunnel, which is formed by the flexor retinaculum and the CARPAL BONES. This syndrome may be associated with repetitive occupational trauma (CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS); wrist injuries; AMYLOID NEUROPATHIES; rheumatoid arthritis (see ARTHRITIS, RHEUMATOID); ACROMEGALY; PREGNANCY; and other conditions. Symptoms include burning pain and paresthesias involving the ventral surface of the hand and fingers which may radiate proximally. Impairment of sensation in the distribution of the median nerve and thenar muscle atrophy may occur. (Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, p45)
|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndromes
- Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel
- Syndromes, Carpal Tunnel
- Amyotrophy, Thenar, Of Carpal Origin
- Median Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel
- Compression Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel
- Entrapment Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel
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