Pre and postoperative median nerve conduction in patients with pituitary tumour.

A. K. Verma, A. K. Mahapatra

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Abstract

A study of median nerve sensory conduction at the wrist was performed in 34 patients with pituitary adenomas prior to and following surgery. In 31 patients this was done bilaterally. They included 11 patients with acromegalic features, 3 of whom had features of carpal tunnel syndrome. Six out of 11 (55%) acromegalics had abnormal latencies and conduction velocities pre-operatively. Among the remaining patients only 3 had conduction delay pre-operatively. Postoperative improvement in conduction velocity and latency was recorded in 24 patients although significant improvement was observed in only 13 patients. All 3 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome had significant improvement in conduction velocities and latencies following the surgery. There was no definite relationship between conduction velocity and the pre-operative hormonal profile.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-228
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Indian Medical Association
Volume92
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1994
Externally publishedYes

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