Ulnar Nerve Entrapment in the Guyon’s Canal Secondary to Compression by a Ganglion Cyst: A Case Report

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M. Jlidi
Y. Trabelsi
L. Essid
W. Bouaicha
S. Daas
A. Khorbi
M. A. Sbai

Abstract

Ulnar nerve compression in the Guyon’s canal is in most cases secondary to repeated trauma, fracture of the hamate or a thrombosis or arterial aneurism of the ulnar artery. Tumoral etiologies such as a compression by a lipoma or a ganglion cyst are uncommon.

The development of a ganglion cyst in the Guyon’s canal as a possible cause of ulnar nerve entrapment needs to be considered in the case of a sudden onset of hand grip weakness.

We believe that an early surgical decompression by removing the ganglion is essential for a full recovery.

Keywords:
Ulnar nerve entrapment, Guyon’s canal, ganglion cyst, neurolysis

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Jlidi, M., Trabelsi, Y., Essid, L., Bouaicha, W., Daas, S., Khorbi, A., & Sbai, M. A. (2019). Ulnar Nerve Entrapment in the Guyon’s Canal Secondary to Compression by a Ganglion Cyst: A Case Report. Asian Journal of Research in Surgery, 1(2), 1-5. Retrieved from http://journalajrs.com/index.php/AJRS/article/view/29729
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