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Entrapment Neuropathies 01

Topic: Adult

Created on Friday, January 25 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Friday, January 25 2008.

What is the most common entrapment neuropathy?

 
        A) Thoracic outlet syndrome
 
        B) Peroneal neuropathy
 
        C) Radial tunnel syndrome
 
        D) Ulnar neuropathy at the elbow
 
        E) Median neuropathy at the wrist
 

 


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A) thoracic outlet syndrome

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The carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve entrapment at the wrist) is the most common entrapment neuropathy.  (See References)

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B) peroneal neuropathy

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The carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve entrapment at the wrist) is the most common entrapment neuropathy. Peroneal neuropathy is the most common mononeuropathy in the lower extremity.  (See References)

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C) radial tunnel syndrome

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The carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve entrapment at the wrist) is the most common entrapment neuropathy.  (See References)

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D) ulnar neuropathy at the elbow

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The carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve entrapment at the wrist) is the most common entrapment neuropathy. Ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome) is the second most common entrapment neuropathy.  (See References)

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E) median neuropathy at the wrist

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The carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve entrapment at the wrist) is the most common entrapment neuropathy.  (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. Biller, J. (2005). Practical Neurology DVD Reveiew. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. (ISBN:0781757533)Advertising:
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Entrapment Neuropathies 01
Question ID: 012508082
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 01/25/2008
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