An unusual cause of acute carpal tunnel syndrome.

Published online: Apr 27 2005

Chakravarthy U. DUSSA , Arif GUL

From Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, U.K.


Acute carpal tunnel syndrome following anticoagulation is uncommon. We describe a case in which the diagnosis was missed on three previous presentations by several clinicians. Although the presentation is typical, lack of awareness of this complication, inability to notice subtle signs and failure to do INR may lead to missing the diagnosis.