Bilateral acute carpal tunnel syndrome and hyperthyroidism: A case report

L. Padua, M. Lo Monaco, B. Gregori, P. A. Tonali

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A 26-year-old man acutely developed bilateral sensory symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Neurophysiological investigations confirmed the diagnosis of CTS with findings suggesting conduction block of sensory fibers. Endocrinological studies revealed a hyperthyroidism. He was treated with methimazole and propranolol with improvement of thyroid function. The neurophysiological and clinical follow-up revealed a progressive improvement of CTS. The echography performed at wrist bilaterally failed to show any rough compressive factors in the carpal tunnel. The clinical, neurophysiological and endocrinological evolution suggest a relationship between hyperthyroidism and acute bilateral CTS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-401
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • Acute carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hyperthyroidism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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