Carpal tunnel biopsy

Alternative Names

Biopsy – carpal tunnel

Definition of Carpal tunnel biopsy

Carpal tunnel biopsy is a test in which a small piece of tissue is removed from the carpal tunnel (part of the wrist).

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 7/28/2010

Carpal tunnel syndrome
Surface anatomy - normal palm
Surface anatomy - normal wrist
Carpal biopsy

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