Carpal tunnel syndrome in hemodialyzed patients.

G. Vellani, D. Dallari, F. Fatone, D. Martella, V. Bonomini, G. Gualtieri

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A total of 18 hemodialyzed patients submitted to surgery for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome are examined. In all of the cases pre- and postoperative EMG and biopsy were performed. Six months after surgery all of the patients showed improved pain symptoms, in 66% there was good recovery of sensitivity and of the function of the hand: these results were confirmed by EMG monitoring. In all of the biopsies amyloid deposits, particularly diffused in the tendinous and nervous sheaths, were observed. At 2-year follow-up 75% of the patients showed recurrence of pain symptoms. Thus, surgery does not seem to definitively resolve symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalLa Chirurgia degli organi di movimento
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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