Acute Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Caused by Idiopathic Tumoral Calcinosis

Ignacio Proubasta-Renart, PhD


J South Orthop Assoc. 2001;10(2) 

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Abstract and Introduction

We present a case of acute carpal tunnel syndrome due to compression of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel caused by tumoral calcinosis. Wrist immobilization and oral corticosteroids produced excellent clinical resolution. Radiologically, the calcific mass disappeared.

Acute presentation of carpal tunnel syndrome due to calcific mass is uncommon, and most of the reported cases have been treated by surgical decompression. As illustrated by the following case, we believe that this entity can be managed initially by conservative means, using surgical decompression when it fails.


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