cubital tunnel syndrome

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cubital tunnel syndrome

a group of symptoms that develop from compression of the ulnar nerve within the cubital tunnel at the elbow; can include paresthesia into the fourth and fifth digits and weakness of some of the intrinsic muscles of the hand.

cu·bi·tal tun·nel syn·drome

(kyū'bi-tăl tŭn'ĕl sin'drōm)
A group of symptoms that develop from compression of the ulnar nerve within the cubital tunnel at the elbow (i.e., medial part of elbow); can include paresthesia into the fourth and fifth digits and weakness of the intrinsic muscles of the hand.

cubital tunnel syndrome

Medial elbow pain, hand fatigue, and sensations in the fourth and fifth fingers resulting from ulnar nerve damage in the cubital tunnel. This condition is frequently seen in throwing athletes.
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Ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow--also known as cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS)--is a common condition partly derived from the elbow anatomy (1).
Ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow, generally defined as cubital tunnel syndrome, represents the second most common compression neuropathy of the upper extremity.[1],[2],[3] Etiology varies from either static factors due to bony and soft-tissue disorders (including osteoarthritis, cubitus valgus, ganglion, tumor, facial strictures, or accessory muscle) or dynamic components, such as minor repetitive injury secondary to increasing pressure within the cubital canal during elbow flexion or subluxation of the ulnar nerve.[2],[4],[5],[6]
(7) Decisional algorithms have been developed for patients with neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow to assist in selecting the surgical procedure for ulnar nerve entrapment (9) and to identify predictors of surgical outcomes.
Ulnar nerve entrapment. The ulnar nerve is the one that jars when you bang your funny bone.
In the upper extremities, median nerve entrapment in the carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve entrapment in the cubital tunnel are most commonly diagnosed (2, 5).
The composite score associates to the AAEM guidelines11-13 the use of F-wave parameters as follows: for the median nerve entrapment neuropathy in the carpal tunnel, the difference between F-wave average latency in the median nerve and ipsilateral ulnar nerve; for the ulnar nerve entrapment neuropathies, the F-wave average latency difference between the ulnar nerve and the ipsilateral median nerve and the right-left difference between the average F-wave velocity for the ulnar nerve.
Dellon, "Technique for successful management of ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow," Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, vol.
There was no ulnar nerve entrapment or radial and ulnar nerve stretch injury in our case.
The other neuropathy condition for differential diagnosis is ulnar nerve entrapment (UNE) which can be sonographically distinguished from leprosy by nerve enlargement which is usually at the sulcus or just above the elbow.