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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Ryan K. L. Lee, MBChB, FRCR, FHKAM (Radiology); James F. Griffith, MD, MRCP, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Pathology

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Cubital tunnel syndrome (CUTS)
          • Synonyms

            • Ulnar neuropathy at elbow
            • Cubital tunnel
              • "Ulnar neural groove," "retrocondylar groove," or "epicondyle-olecranon groove"
          • Definitions

            • Symptoms secondary to compression or irritation of ulnar nerve at cubital tunnel
              • 2nd most common peripheral entrapment neuropathy after carpal tunnel syndrome

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          • Microscopic Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Chang KV et al: Ulnar nerve cross-sectional area for the diagnosis of cubital tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis of ultrasonographic measurements. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 99(4):743-757, 2018
                                      2. Schertz M et al: High-resolution ultrasound in etiological evaluation of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. Eur J Radiol. 95:111-117, 2017
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Pathology

                                            • Diagnostic Checklist

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Abbreviations

                                                • Cubital tunnel syndrome (CUTS)
                                              • Synonyms

                                                • Ulnar neuropathy at elbow
                                                • Cubital tunnel
                                                  • "Ulnar neural groove," "retrocondylar groove," or "epicondyle-olecranon groove"
                                              • Definitions

                                                • Symptoms secondary to compression or irritation of ulnar nerve at cubital tunnel
                                                  • 2nd most common peripheral entrapment neuropathy after carpal tunnel syndrome

                                              IMAGING

                                              • General Features

                                                • Radiographic Findings

                                                  • MR Findings

                                                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                • Presentation

                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Chang KV et al: Ulnar nerve cross-sectional area for the diagnosis of cubital tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis of ultrasonographic measurements. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 99(4):743-757, 2018
                                                                          2. Schertz M et al: High-resolution ultrasound in etiological evaluation of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. Eur J Radiol. 95:111-117, 2017