Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2012 , Vol 22 , Num 1
Ulnar Nerve Instability Due to In-situ Decompression Surgery: Case Report
Ali Kıvanç TOPUZ1, Ahmet EROĞLU1, Cem DİNÇ2, Cem ATABEY1, Ahmet ÇOLAK1
1GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi, Beyin Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Memorial Ataşehir Hastanesi, Beyin Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
Ulnar nerve instability which is a rare complication after decompression surgery due to ulnar nerve entrapment in the cubital tunnel is presented here. In situ decompression surgery at the elbow level is performed to a 21 year old male patient because of the clinical and electrophysiological findings in his left forearm. The patient was admitted due to pain in his forearm and left fingers, pain during elbow motion and discomforting stuck feeling at the site of operation area in the elbow. It was seen that the ulnar nerve was dislocated from the cubital tunnel to the medial epicondyle's edge during elbow flexion thus instability in the ulnar nerve was observed. The patient was reoperated with anterior transposition surgery to ulnar nerve. Because ulnar nerve instability is rare and iatrogenic, it is discussed in the light of literature. Anahtar Kelimeler : Ulnar nerve, Cubital groove, Medial epicondyle, Entrapment neuropathy