Lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve compression


Journal Article

Lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve is the terminal sensory branch of the musculocutaneous nerve at the elbow. The compression of the lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve by the deep fascia at the point of exit from the lateral biceps is presented. Symptoms include pain at the lateral arm reflecting to the elbow and dysethesias of the lateral aspect of the forearm, aggravated by forearm pronation with elbow extension. The diagnosis is based on clinical examination, EMG studies and local anesthetic infiltrations (Olson test). Although conservative treatment with NSAIDs and splints can be applied initially the majority of cases respond only to surgical treatment. A longitudinal or a transverse incision is performed at the point of maximal tenderness 2-4 cm above the elbow crease and the nerve is released from the fixing deep fascia followed by partial excision of the biceps aponeurosis. © 2004 Elsevier SAS. Tous droits réservés.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dailiana, Z; Malizos, KN; Le Viet, D; Nunley, JA

Published Date

  • January 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / SUPPL. 1

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1297-3203

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.main.2004.10.023

Citation Source

  • Scopus