- •We report a case of “ulcero-mutilating” variant of carpal tunnel syndrome.
- •It was an old woman with type 2 diabetes and ulcero-osteolytic lesions on left hand.
- •Lesions were localized on median nerve territory (second and third phalanges).
- •Other causes were excluded by laboratory, neurologic and radiologic exams.
- •Surgical decompression of median nerve resulted in complete resolution.
We describe the case of a 73-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes presenting with ulcers and ostelytic lesions on distal phalanges of left hand, who was diagnosed with the rare “ulcero-mutilating” variant of carpal tunnel syndrome. A review of literature on cutaneous manifestations associated with the syndrome is also presented.
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Published online: January 13, 2016
Accepted: January 5, 2016
Received: November 2, 2015
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