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Thumb ultrasound: Technique and pathologies

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Ultrasound is ideally suited for the assessment of complex anatomy and pathologies of the thumb. Focused and dynamic thumb ultrasound can provide a rapid real-time diagnosis and can be used for guided treatment in certain clinical situations. We present a simplified approach to scanning technique for thumb-related pathologies and illustrate a spectrum of common and uncommon pathologies encountered.

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Neuroma in the superficial branch of the radial nerve in a patient with cut injury presenting with pain and paresthesia over thumb (A-C). Long axis ultrasound view (A) of the superficial branch of the radial nerve (red arrow) with discontinuity (open arrow) and the cut site (small white arrow). Follow up long axis ultrasound (B) after 4 months shows neuroma formation (arrow). Patient photograph (C) shows the injury scar (arrow)
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Figure 12: Neuroma in the superficial branch of the radial nerve in a patient with cut injury presenting with pain and paresthesia over thumb (A-C). Long axis ultrasound view (A) of the superficial branch of the radial nerve (red arrow) with discontinuity (open arrow) and the cut site (small white arrow). Follow up long axis ultrasound (B) after 4 months shows neuroma formation (arrow). Patient photograph (C) shows the injury scar (arrow)

Mentions: The Wartenberg syndrome occurs due to damage to the superficial branch of the radial nerve in the distal forearm/dorsal aspect [Figure 12] as a result of penetrating trauma, a tight watch-strap or iatrogenically (e.g. due to cephalic vein cannulation or retinaculum release in de Quervain disease). This can give rise to pain, paresthesia, and numbness over the dorsum of the hand and thumb.


Thumb ultrasound: Technique and pathologies
Neuroma in the superficial branch of the radial nerve in a patient with cut injury presenting with pain and paresthesia over thumb (A-C). Long axis ultrasound view (A) of the superficial branch of the radial nerve (red arrow) with discontinuity (open arrow) and the cut site (small white arrow). Follow up long axis ultrasound (B) after 4 months shows neuroma formation (arrow). Patient photograph (C) shows the injury scar (arrow)
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Figure 12: Neuroma in the superficial branch of the radial nerve in a patient with cut injury presenting with pain and paresthesia over thumb (A-C). Long axis ultrasound view (A) of the superficial branch of the radial nerve (red arrow) with discontinuity (open arrow) and the cut site (small white arrow). Follow up long axis ultrasound (B) after 4 months shows neuroma formation (arrow). Patient photograph (C) shows the injury scar (arrow)
Mentions: The Wartenberg syndrome occurs due to damage to the superficial branch of the radial nerve in the distal forearm/dorsal aspect [Figure 12] as a result of penetrating trauma, a tight watch-strap or iatrogenically (e.g. due to cephalic vein cannulation or retinaculum release in de Quervain disease). This can give rise to pain, paresthesia, and numbness over the dorsum of the hand and thumb.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Ultrasound is ideally suited for the assessment of complex anatomy and pathologies of the thumb. Focused and dynamic thumb ultrasound can provide a rapid real-time diagnosis and can be used for guided treatment in certain clinical situations. We present a simplified approach to scanning technique for thumb-related pathologies and illustrate a spectrum of common and uncommon pathologies encountered.

No MeSH data available.


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