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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Alex W. H. Ng, MBChB, FRCR, FHKCR, FHKAM (Radiology); James F. Griffith, MD, MRCP, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Clinical Issues

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Abbreviations

          • Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
          • Transverse carpal ligament (TCL)
        • Definitions

          • Symptoms secondary to compression ± ischemia of median nerve in carpal tunnel area
            • Most common entrapment neuropathy

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • Ultrasonographic Findings

            • MR Findings

              • Imaging Recommendations

                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                  PATHOLOGY

                  • General Features

                    • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Ng AWH et al: Ultrasound carpal tunnel syndrome: additional criteria for diagnosis. Clin Radiol. 73(2) 214 e11-214 e18, 2018
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Clinical Issues

                                          TERMINOLOGY

                                          • Abbreviations

                                            • Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
                                            • Transverse carpal ligament (TCL)
                                          • Definitions

                                            • Symptoms secondary to compression ± ischemia of median nerve in carpal tunnel area
                                              • Most common entrapment neuropathy

                                          IMAGING

                                          • General Features

                                            • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                              • MR Findings

                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                          • Microscopic Features

                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                            • Presentation

                                                              • Demographics

                                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                  • Treatment

                                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                    • Consider

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Ng AWH et al: Ultrasound carpal tunnel syndrome: additional criteria for diagnosis. Clin Radiol. 73(2) 214 e11-214 e18, 2018