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Created on Saturday, November 20 2010 by chaman

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Which cutaneous branch of the nerve affected in Guyon's canal syndrome is is preserved in Guyon's Canal Syndrome?

 
        A) Radial Sensory Nerve at Thumb
 
        B) Lateral Antibrachial Nerve
 
        C) Median Palmer Nerve
 
        D) Dorsal Ulnar Cutaneous Nerve (DUC)
 
        E) F5 Ulnar digital sensory branch
 

 


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A) Radial Sensory Nerve at Thumb

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Its cutaneous branch of Radial nerve & Not involved in Guyon's Canal Syndrome which is ulnar neuropathy at wrist.  (See References)

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B) Lateral Antibrachial Nerve

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Its cutaneous branch of musculocuatneous nerve and Not involved in Guyon's Canal Syndrome which is ulnar neuropathy at wrist.  (See References)

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C) Median Palmer Nerve

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Its mixed branch of median nerve and Not involved in Guyon's Canal Syndrome which is ulnar neuropathy at wrist.  (See References)

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D) Dorsal Ulnar Cutaneous Nerve (DUC)

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The dorsal ulnar cutaneous nerve (DUC) is a cutaneous branch of the lnar nerve which is given before the ulnar nerve enters into the Guyon's Canal so its preserved in this ulnar neruopathy at wrist.  (See References)

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E) F5 Ulnar digital sensory branch

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Though its branch of Ulnar nerve but it should not be preserved in Guyon's Canal at wrist as it emerges after the ulnar nerve enters the Guyon's Canal that is ulnar nerve entrapment site at wrist hence it would be involved in Guyon's Canal Syndrome which is ulnar neuropathy at wrist.  (See References)

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References:

1. Preston, D.C., and Shapiro, B.E. (2005). Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders: Clinical-Electrophysiologic Correlations, 2nd Edition. Elsevier, Philadelphia. (ISBN:075067492X)Advertising:
2. David C. Preston, Barbara E. Shapiro; [foreword by John J. Kelly, Jr.]. Electromyography and neuromuscular disorders: clinical-electrophysiologic correlations. Philadelphia : Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, c2005. (ISBN:075067492X)Advertising:
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Peripheral Nerve Entraptments
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