Compressive Lipoma of the Hand Causing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Ali, Sbai Mohamed and Youssef, Ben Omrane and Nadia, Ben Othma and Becem, Trabelsi and Ali, Mecheel Ben and Khaled, Bouzaidi (2022) Compressive Lipoma of the Hand Causing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Asian Journal of Research in Surgery, 7 (1). pp. 1-7.

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Aims: We report the case of a patient presenting with paresthesia in the median nerve territory following compression by a palmar lipoma evoking a carpal tunnel syndrome. The aim of this work is to review the epidemiological, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of this pathology.

Presentation of Case: We present the case of a 40-year-old female patient who presented paresthesia in the territory of the median nerve, the clinical and paraclinical examinations showed the presence of a lipoma of the middle palmar region of the right hand at the origin of a compression of the branches of division of the median nerve; The resection of the lipoma and the neurolysis of the interdigital nerves of the median nerve have allowed a good evolution

Discussion: Lipoma of the hand is a very rare localization that can lead to nerve compression and can mimic the symptoms of carpal tunnel. The diagnosis is facilitated by ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Conclusion: Compression of the median nerve by a lipoma is a very rare cause. The removal of the lipoma and the neurolysis of the median nerve gives excellent results.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Euro Archives > Medical Science
Depositing User: Managing Editor
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2023 05:55
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2024 03:35

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