What is the role of MRI in the evaluation of ulnar neuropathy?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Charles F Guardia, III, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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MRI is being increasingly used in the evaluation of peripheral neuropathies, including ulnar neuropathy. [123] In most patients, history, physical examination, and electrophysiologic (EP) testing are sufficient to make the diagnosis of ulnar neuropathy, and MRI is not necessary. However, there may be a subgroup of patients with inconclusive findings on the standard evaluation in whom MRI may be beneficial. [124]


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