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An unusual cause of acute carpal tunnel syndrome: An undetected foreign body
Hakan Tekin1, Ömer Faruk Koçak2, Şafak Aktar3
1MD, Van Regional Training and Research Hospital, Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department.
2MD, Yuzuncu Yil University, Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department.
3MD, Malatya State Hospital, Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department.

doi:10.5348/ijcri-201606-CR-10593

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Hakan Tekin
Van Regional Training and Research Hospital
Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic, Surgery Clinic
Edremit, Van
Turkey

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Tekin H, Koçak ÖF, Aktar S. An unusual cause of acute carpal tunnel syndrome: An undetected foreign body. Int J Case Rep Images 2016;7(1):30–33.


Abstract
Introduction: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a trap neuropathy in which the median nerve is entrapped and compressed. Various factors have been implicated in its etiology and to date no single cause has been identified. In literature, foreign bodies following trauma have been rarely reported to compress the median nerve, resulting in CTS.
Case Report: A 19-year-old male patient presented to our outpatient clinics due to symptoms of CTS. The patient had a history of hand injury with window glass. The patient was examined both in emergency department and then in family health center. In examination with palpation and X-ray graphics an undetected foreign body was found.
Conclusion: The current report presents a case of an undetected foreign body that resulted in acute carpal tunnel syndrome, and which could be the subject of a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Keywords: Carpal tunnel syndrome, Foreign body, Malpractice, Median nerve


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Author Contributions
Hakan Tekin – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Ömer Faruk Koçak – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Final approval of the version to be published
Şafak Aktar – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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