Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 , Vol 62 , Num 4
A rare cause of acute wrist pain: a thrombosed persistent median artery
Elif Nisa Ünlü 1 ,Feray Soyupek 2 ,Ömer Yılmaz 3 ,Aykut Recep Aktaş 3 ,Ural Koç 3 ,Ramazan Büyükkaya 1
1 Düzce Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Düzce
2 Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Isparta
3 Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Isparta
DOI : 10.5152/tftrd.2015.76836 The persistent median artery (PMA) is an anatomic variation of the hand vascularity and is usually asymptomatic. The presence and thrombosis of PMA may result in several complications such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Early diagnosis and treatment of acute thrombosis of PMA is important because many complications and the need for surgery can be prevented with early anticoagulant therapy. In this report, we present the imaging findings of a thrombosed PMA causing acute wrist pain in a 36-year-old female case. Early anticoagulant therapy provided complete resolution of the symptoms. She had any evidence of carpal tunnel syndrome or another complication. Keywords : Persistent median artery; thrombosis; wrist pain