Bilateral Bifid Median Nerve with Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: An Atypical Presentation, a Rare Cause and a Familiar Disease

Anil K. Bhat, Ashwath M. Acharya, Jayakrishnan K. Narayana Kurup, Abhishek Chakraborti

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We report a case of bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) with bilateral bifid median nerve (BMN) without a persistent median artery diagnosed by clinical examination, NCV and Ultrasonography. Bilateral BMN to produce bilateral CTS is extremely rare and is contrary to the popular classifications which state that BMN without persistent median artery or its anomalies will not produce CTS. Ultrasonogram is of additional help to identify such aberrations in the median nerve to prevent iatrogenic injuries during carpal tunnel decompression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-277
Number of pages4
JournalThe journal of hand surgery Asian-Pacific volume
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2018


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