Acute carpal tunnel syndrome caused by thrombosed persistent median artery associated with bifurcated median nerve in a pregnant woman
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CitationAkgün, A. S., Ertan, G. ve Ulus, S. (2017). Acute carpal tunnel syndrome caused by thrombosed persistent median artery associated with bifurcated median nerve in a pregnant woman. BMJ Case Reports, 2017. https://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2017-221446
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common form of peripheral nerve entrapment, which is observed due to compression of the median nerve at the level of the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Bifid median nerve and persistent median artery association are rare, and they may be independent risk factors for CTS. These rare entities are usually asymptomatic, but in cases of acute thrombosis or dilatation of the persistent median artery, acute findings can be seen. We report a case of acute CTS due to thrombosis of a persistent median artery and associated bifurcated median nerve during pregnancy.