Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

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Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 229--232

A rare cause of median neuropathy at the carpal tunnel: Thrombosis of the persistent median artery


Richa D Jain1, Lokesh Bathala2, HK Anuradha2, Sudhir K Kale1, Guruprasad S Pujar2, Man M Mehndiratta3, Leo H Visser4 
1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Neurology, Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Neurology, Janakpuri Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, St. Elisabeth Hospital, Tilburg, Netherland

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Lokesh Bathala
Department of Neurology, Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru - 560 092, Karnataka
India

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common peripheral nerve entrapment neuropathy caused due to compression of the median nerve at the level of the wrist joint. Bifid median nerve associated with a persistent median artery is a rare entity and in itself asymptomatic anatomical variant. However, distension of the persistent median artery due to a thrombus can be symptomatic due to compression on the median nerve and can compromise the blood flow to the palm. We report a case of persistent median artery thrombosis in a young female patient who presented with symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosed on the ultrasonography and confirmed on the MRI with subsequent improvement post anticoagulation therapy.


How to cite this article:
Jain RD, Bathala L, Anuradha H K, Kale SK, Pujar GS, Mehndiratta MM, Visser LH. A rare cause of median neuropathy at the carpal tunnel: Thrombosis of the persistent median artery.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2020;30:229-232


How to cite this URL:
Jain RD, Bathala L, Anuradha H K, Kale SK, Pujar GS, Mehndiratta MM, Visser LH. A rare cause of median neuropathy at the carpal tunnel: Thrombosis of the persistent median artery. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 22 ];30:229-232
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