Guyon's canal syndrome

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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.