Comparison of the Diagnostic Utility of Electromyography, Ultrasonography, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Idiopathic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Determined by Clinical Findings

Deniz F. E. , Oksuz E., Sarikaya B., Kurt S., Erkorkmaz U., Ulusoy H., ...More

NEUROSURGERY, vol.70, no.3, pp.610-616, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1227/neu.0b013e318233868f
  • Title of Journal : NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.610-616


BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common nerve entrapment syndrome. It is sometimes difficult to diagnose, and a late diagnosis may result in permanent nerve damage. Electromyography (EMG), ultrasonography (US), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT) may be performed for the diagnosis. The diagnostic accuracy of these tests is well documented, but most of these studies accept EMG as the gold standard.