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April 1980

Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in an Adolescent

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics and Surgery, Ohio Permanente Medical Group (Drs Feingold and Hidvegi), and the Department of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University and Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital, Cleveland (Dr Horwitz).

Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(4):394-396. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.04490010048016

• A 13-year-old boy with nocturnal paresthesias of the hands was shown to have bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome by electrodiagnosis. Surgical findings included thickening of the transverse carpal ligament and local anomalies of tendon and muscle. Surgical correction produced prompt relief.

(Am J Dis Child 134:394-396, 1980)