Comparison of median and radial nerve sensory latencies in the electrophysiological diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.

@article{Carroll1987ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of median and radial nerve sensory latencies in the electrophysiological diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.},
  author={Grant J. Carroll},
  journal={Electroencephalography and clinical neurophysiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={101-6}
}
An electrophysiological diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) was made on the basis of the median sensory nerve action potential (SNAP) alone in 79 of 161 (49.1%) symptomatic hands without electrophysiological evidence of a generalised peripheral neuropathy. Comparison of distal sensory latencies (DSLs) for the median and radial nerves yielded abnormal results in 17 of the remaining hands with normal median nerve DSLs, increasing the electrodiagnostic yield to 59.6%. Carpal tunnel… CONTINUE READING