Turkish Neurosurgery 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 2
Ulnar Nerve Compression at the Elbow Caused by the Epitrochleoanconeus Muscle: A Case Report and Surgical Approach
Ilker USCETIN, Derya BINGOL, Ozay OZKAYA, Cagdas ORMAN, Mithat AKAN
Okmeydanı Research and Training Hospital, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.6913-12.0 Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most common peripheral nerve compression syndrome. It is the most common peripheral neuropathy of the ulnar nerve. The surgical treatment of the cubital tunnel syndrome is widely described in the literature, however the variations of the standard muscular anatomy in the medial humeral epicondyle region may create technical difficulties during surgical management. The epitrochleoanconeus muscle, which is an aberrant muscle of this region, is a rare cause of cubital tunnel syndrome. A case with ulnar nerve compression at the elbow caused by an uncommon etiological factor, hypertrophic epitrochleoanconeus muscle, and its surgical management is reported. Keywords : Cubital tunnel syndrome, Peripheral neuropathy, Ulnar nerve entrapment, Peripheral nerve compression, Epitrochleoanconeus muscle
Corresponding author : Derya Bıngol, deryabingl@hotmail.com