Accessory Muscles: A Cause of Nerve Compression in the Distal Forearm. Case Report and Literature Review

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Javier Román Veas; Pedro Ruiz Conrads & Jefferson Braga Silva


SUMMARY: Nerve compression by anomalous muscles located at the wrist and distal forearm is an infrequent condition. Accessory muscles may compress underlying structures in the Carpal Tunnel region or ulnar canal , producing pain and paresthesia. Two cases of ulnar and median nerve compression, caused by prominent accessory muscles at the distal forearm, are described. Literature review is presented.

KEY WORDS: Muscles; Nerve Compression Syndromes; Anatomic Variation.

How to cite this article

ROMÁN-VEAS, J.; RUIZ-CONRADS, P. & BRAGA-SILVA, J. Accessory muscles: A cause of nerve compression in the distal forearm. Case report and literature review. Int. J. Morphol., 34(1):97-101, 2016.