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