Guyon's canal syndrome
Guyon's canal syndrome is characterized by distal compression of the ulnar nerve in the wrist region (Guyon's canal, lig. pisohamatum).
- the common nerve trunk or only the deep motor branch or the sensitive ramus superficialis may be compressed (clinical symptoms)
- he flexor carpi ulnaris and deep flexors of the fingers are never affected (unlike cubital tunnel syndrome)
- important dg. the tool to localize the lesion is an EMG examination
- surgical treatment consists in releasing the ulnar nerve
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- SAMEŠ, M, et al. Neurochirurgie. 1. edition. Praha : Jessenius Maxdorf, 2005. ISBN 80-7345-072-0.