Carpal tunnel syndrome and other entrapment neuropathies

Kolawole Wasiu Wahab, Emmanuel O. Sanya, Philip B. Adebayo, Musbaudeen O. Babalola, Hakeem G. Ibraheem

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Entrapment neuropathy is the result of pressure on a peripheral nerve as it passes through a narrow canal that is bounded by stiff tissues. In spite of their ubiquitous nature, they are underdiagnosed, underreported, and sometimes not properly managed, especially in developing countries. Entrapment neuropathies are of various types, but the most common type is carpal tunnel syndrome. Mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of entrapment neuropathies include mechanical compression and nerve ischemia. A clear understanding of the various types and the underlying mechanisms of entrapment neuropathies are invaluable in the decision-making process involved in the management of every patient with the condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-454
Number of pages6
JournalOman Medical Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Entrapment neuropathies
  • Literature review
  • Nerve compression syndromes


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