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[Compression syndromes of peripheral nerves of the upper extremity (author's transl)]

T N Witt
MMW, Münchener Medizinische Wochenschrift 1980 October 3, 122 (40): 1374-8
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Among the non-traumatic lesions of peripheral nerves the compression syndromes occupy a numerically leading position. After mentioning the common characteristics the individual compression syndromes of the brachial plexus and peripheral nerves of the upper extremity are described: the compression of the brachial plexus in the posterior triangle of the neck, in the costoclavicular passage and on hyperabduction. The suprascapular notch syndrome ist mentioned. The distal compression syndrome of the median nerve, the carpal tunnel syndrome is described in detail as the most common of the compression syndromes. The proximal compression syndrome of the ulnar nerve, the cubital tunnel syndrome, ist also described as are the distal compression syndrome of this nerve, Guyon's recess syndrome and the ramus profundus nervi ulnaris lesion. The supinator recess syndrome of the radial nerve is briefly mentioned.

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