Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)?

Updated: Mar 30, 2020
  • Author: Nigel L Ashworth, MBChB, MSc, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Answer

These include the following:

  • Focal CNS pathology (multiple sclerosis, tumor, stroke)

  • Proximal median nerve mononeuropathy (eg, pronator teres syndrome)

  • Polyneuropathies

  • Raynaud syndrome

  • Degenerative arthritis in the hand and wrist


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