Bilateral median nerve compression at the level of Struthers' ligament - Case report

Aydinlioglu A., Cirak B., Akpinar F., Tosun N., Dogan A.

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, vol.92, no.4, pp.693-696, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/jns.2000.92.4.0693
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.693-696
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Struthers' ligament syndrome is a rare cause of median nerve entrapment. Bilateral compression of the median nerve is even more rare. It presents with pain, sensory disturbance, and/or motor function loss at the median nerve's dermatomal area. The authors present the case of a 21-year-old woman with bilateral median nerve compression caused by Struthers' ligament. She underwent surgical decompression of the nerve on both sides. To the authors' knowledge, this case is the first reported bilateral compression of thp median nerve caused by Struthers' ligament. The presentation and symptomatology of Struthers' ligament syndrome must be differentiated from median nerve compression arising from other causes.