Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Elbow in an Adult Patient with Macrodactyly

J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol. 2020 Jun;25(2):236-239. doi: 10.1142/S2424835520720078.


We describe a case of an adult patient presenting with cubital tunnel syndrome in the setting of previously undiagnosed macrodactyly. Early diagnosis and management of macrodactyly is important to help prevent symptoms associated with compromised peripheral nerves and reduce the likelihood of the permanent motor and sensory sequelae of prolonged nerve compression.

Keywords: Cubital tunnel syndrome; Macrodactyly; Peripheral nerve; Ulnar nerve compression.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome / etiology
  • Elbow Joint / physiology
  • Female
  • Fingers / abnormalities*
  • Humans
  • Limb Deformities, Congenital / complications*
  • Limb Deformities, Congenital / diagnosis
  • Middle Aged

Supplementary concepts

  • Megalodactyly