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Acute carpal tunnel syndrome caused by thrombosed persistent median artery associated with bifurcated median nerve in a pregnant woman
  1. Ayse Serap Akgun1,
  2. Gulhan Ertan1,
  3. Sila Ulus2
  1. 1Department of Radiology, Medipol University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sila Ulus, silaulus{at}


Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common form of peripheral nerve entrapment, which is observed due to compression of the median nerve at the level of the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Bifid median nerve and persistent median artery association are rare, and they may be independent risk factors for CTS. These rare entities are usually asymptomatic, but in cases of acute thrombosis or dilatation of the persistent median artery, acute findings can be seen. We report a case of acute CTS due to thrombosis of a persistent median artery and associated bifurcated median nerve during pregnancy.

  • orthopaedics
  • radiology
  • rheumatology

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  • Contributors ASA, GE, SU: substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data. SU, GE: drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content. SU, GE, ASA, GE, SU: final approval of the version published.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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