European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 24 - Number 4
Eur J Anat, 24 (4): 273-275 (2020)

Acute ulnar nerve compressive neuropathy at the elbow caused by an accompanying aberrant vessel:A case report

Dong Hwan Kim1,†, Dongmin Kim2

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Armed Forces Daejeon Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea. †Current address: Hand Upper Extremity Service, Hospital for special surgery, New York, NY, USA2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, College of

ABSTRACT Cubital tunnel syndrome caused by a vessel anomaly is extremely rare. In our case, a patient complained of acute ulnar nerve neuropathy imme-diately following an operative mass excision at the contralateral elbow. There were no pathologic find-ings other than twisting of the accompanying ves-sel around the ulnar nerve. Symptoms were com-pletely relieved following abnormal vessel ligation and ulnar nerve transposition. Hence, we conclude that aberrant vessel paths can cause acute ulnar nerve neuropathy around the elbow.

Keywords: Cubital tunnel syndrome – Ulnar nerve – Accompanying vessel – Compressive neu-ropathy

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