When is MRI indicated 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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The role of MRI in the evaluation of ulnar and other peripheral neuropathies continues to evolve. At this point, it is reasonable to conclude that MRI may be a useful adjunct in select cases, either when a specific compressive lesion (eg, a mass) is suspected or when a patient with the clinical syndrome of ulnar neuropathy has nondiagnostic EP tests. To improve diagnostic accuracy, further research is required to develop standardized criteria for making the diagnosis of ulnar neuropathy on MRI. [127, 128, 129, 131]


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