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Ann Clin Neurophysiol > Volume 14(1); 2012 > Article
Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2012; 14(1): 41-44.
A Case of Strong Palm Compression-Induced Thenar Motor Neuropathy
Jeong-Gon Lee, Il-Mi Jang, Kyung-Bok Lee, Hakjae Roh, and Moo-Young Ahn
Copyright © 2012 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
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ABSTRACT
Thenar motor neuropathy (TMN) is a compressive mononeuropathy of recurrent motor branch of median nerve. It is infrequentand may have different pathogenesis. It may be a unique entity of disease or considered a variant of carpal tunnelsyndrome involving the motor branch only. We report a case of TMN induced by vigorous massage that applied strong digitalpressure in the region of the base of palm and thenar muscles.
Key words: Median nerve, Motor neuropathy, Carpal tunnel syndrome
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