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The pathology of the ulnar nerve in acromegaly

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Location: http://eje-online.org/cgi/content/full/159/4/369

Description: We examined prospectively 37 acromegalic patients with no history of polyneuropathy, acute trauma at the elbow, no diabetes or hypothyroidism with clinical examination, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and high-resolution ultrasound (US).
In 8 of 37 patients, a diagnosis of UCT was made at the beginning of the study reflecting a prevalence of 21%.
Conclusion: Ulnar neuropathy could occur in acromegalic patients and can improve in 62% of cases with disease control. Due to the different management and therapeutic approach, it would be important to make differential diagnosis between cubital and carpal tunnel syndrome in acromegaly.
Eur J Endocrinol. 2008 Oct;159(4):369-73. Full text The pathology of the ulnar nerve in acromegaly. Tagliafico A, Resmini E, Nizzo R, Derchi LE, Minuto F, Giusti M, Martinoli C, Ferone D.

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Author/Contact: Tagliafico et al
Institution: Eur J Endocrinol.
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Language: English

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