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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C10.668.829.500.500.200
C10.668.829.550.200
C26.844.150.206
Unique ID
D002349
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002349
Scope Note
Entrapment of the MEDIAN NERVE in the carpal tunnel, which is formed by the flexor retinaculum and the CARPAL BONES. This syndrome may be associated with repetitive occupational trauma (CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS); wrist injuries; AMYLOID NEUROPATHIES; rheumatoid arthritis (see ARTHRITIS, RHEUMATOID); ACROMEGALY; PREGNANCY; and other conditions. Symptoms include burning pain and paresthesias involving the ventral surface of the hand and fingers which may radiate proximally. Impairment of sensation in the distribution of the median nerve and thenar muscle atrophy may occur. (Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, p45)
Entry Term(s)
Amyotrophy, Thenar, Of Carpal Origin
Compression Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel
Entrapment Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel
Median Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel
NLM Classification #
WL 520
Public MeSH Note
1965
History Note
1965(1963)
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Preferred
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