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Ulcero-osteolytic lesions in a woman with type 2 diabetes and carpal tunnel syndrome: A case report and literature review

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      • 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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