What is the sensitivity of MRI in the diagnosis of cubital tunnel ulnar neuropathy?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Charles F Guardia, III, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Britz et al examined the use of MRI with a STIR sequence to diagnose cubital tunnel syndrome. [129] They studied 31 elbows with documented ulnar nerve entrapment and found increased signal intensity in the ulnar nerve in 97% of cases and enlargement of the ulnar nerve in 75%.


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