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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – TN2013

Definition Median nerve compression at level of flexor retinuculum Etiology Primary cause: idiopathic Secondary causes: Space occupying lesions: tumors, hypertrophic synovial tissue, fracture callus, osteophytes Metabolic / physiological: pregnancy, hypothyroidism, acromegaly, RA Infections Neuropathies: associated with DM or EtOH Familial

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