Somatosensory cortical plasticity in carpal tunnel syndrome—a cross-sectional fMRI evaluation

@article{Napadow2006SomatosensoryCP,
  title={Somatosensory cortical plasticity in carpal tunnel syndrome—a cross-sectional fMRI evaluation},
  author={Vitaly Napadow and Norman W. Kettner and Angela Ryan and Kenneth K. Kwong and Joseph Audette and Kathleen K. S. Hui},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2006},
  volume={31},
  pages={520-530}
}
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common entrapment neuropathy of the median nerve characterized by paresthesias and pain in the first, second, and third digits. We hypothesize that aberrant afferent input in CTS will lead to cortical plasticity. Functional MRI (fMRI) and neurophysiological testing were performed on CTS patients and healthy adults. Median nerve innervated digit 2 (D2), and digit 3 (D3) and ulnar nerve innervated digit 5 (D5) were stimulated during fMRI. Surface-based and ROI… Expand
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