Research Article
Volume 13 Issue 6 - 2021
Clinical and Electroneuromyographic Aspects of Carpal Tunnel Syndromes Seen in the Neurology Department Chun Fann Dakar
Lemahafaka Jemissair Glorien1*, Razafindrasata Ratsitohara Santatra2, Rajaonarison Lala Andriamasinavalona3, Marième Soda Diop-Sene1, Lala Bouna Seck1 and Amadou Gallo Diop1
1Service Neurologie, CHUN Fann, Dakar, Sénégal
2Service Neurologie, CHU Morafeno, Toamasina, Madagascar
3Service Neurologie, CHU Place Kabary, Antsiranana, Madagascar
*Corresponding Author: Lemahafaka Jemissair Glorien, Service Neurologie, CHUN Fann, Dakar, Sénégal.
Received: April 21, 2020; Published: May 29, 2021


Introduction:  Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common of the upper extremity canal syndromes. It is secondary to compression or irritation of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel. Our aim was to describe the clinical and electroneuromyographic characteristics of patients seen for carpal tunnel syndrome at the Neurophysiology unit at the neurology department, CHUN Fann Dakar.

Methods: This is a retrospective and descriptive study which took place over a period of one year from January 2019 to December 2019 in the neurology department, CHUN Fann Dakar.

Results: During the study period, the neurophysiology unit at the neurology department, CHU Fann Dakar had carried out 1750 ENMG exams. From these files, we retained 37 files of patients who met the inclusion and exclusion criteria, or 2.11% of patients admitted for an ENMG examination. The average age was 53 years old. The female dominance was noted in our study population with a sex ratio of 0.3. The main manifestations were pain and/or acroparesthesia of more annoying or painful intensity, especially at night (35%). At the ENMG, we found mainly sensory-motor impairment (60%) and axonal type (49%).

Conclusion: The ENMG is of capital importance during carpal tunnel syndrome, it makes it possible to confirm the clinico-electrophysiological correlation, to study the type of lesion and the severity of the nerve damage.

Keywords: Compression; Median Nerve; Clinical; ENMG


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Citation: Lemahafaka Jemissair Glorien., et al. “Clinical and Electroneuromyographic Aspects of Carpal Tunnel Syndromes Seen in the Neurology Department Chun Fann Dakar”. EC Neurology 13.6 (2021): 46-50.

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