A woman with a tingling sensation in the hand

Nanouk van der Sluis, Henk Schoemaker*, Chantal M Mouës-Vink

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A 57-year-old woman presented herself in the plastic surgery department's outpatient clinic at our hospital. She had been experiencing a tingling sensation of the first three digits of the left hand. Our first differential diagnosis was a classic carpal tunnel syndrome. Physical examination showed a minor prominence, which provoked the same tingling sensation when given tactile pressure. Diagnostic MRI showed that the prominence seemed like a peripheral nerve tumour of the median nerve. Primary excision was performed, after which the symptoms disappeared without lasting effects. Pathologic investigation confirmed the diagnosis of schwannoma of the median nerve.

Translated title of the contributionA woman with a tingling sensation in the hand
Original languageDutch
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Publication statusPublished - 12-Jul-2019
Externally publishedYes

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