carpal tunnel

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carpal tunnel

n.
A passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the long tendons of the flexor muscles of the wrist and fingers pass.
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Noun1.carpal tunnel - a passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the flexor muscles of the hands pass
passageway, passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
articulatio radiocarpea, carpus, radiocarpal joint, wrist, wrist joint - a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
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References in periodicals archive ?
Fibroma of tendon sheath has also been reported to cause a "trigger wrist" [6-8], an impingement of the tumor adhering to the flexor tendons in the carpal canal, resulting in snapping finger or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Several variant anatomic structures including extra muscle bellies, tendons coursing deep into the carpal canal as a tenth tendon as well as anomalies of the MN including the bifid MN, with or without a concomitant PMA have been implicated in the causation of a CTS.
Among the reported reasons for symptom maintenance or recurrence after the release of carpal canal are insufficient release, fibrosis and painful scar tissue formation, palmar cutaneous nerve branch trapping, psychological and occupational factors [14, 2].