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A 38-year-old female presents with 8 months of gradual weakness of her right hand. She denies paresthesias, numbness, and pain in the right upper extremity. She has compensatory thumb interphalangeal flexion during key pinch and intact two point discrimination. She has a negative Tinel's sign at the wrist and elbow. Electromyography (EMG) shows normal sensory conduction velocities but delayed motor conduction to the first dorsal interosseous muscle. Figure A and B show MRI images of pre and post contrast, respectively. Ultrasound is shown in Figure C. What is the next best step?
Biopsy of the mass
MRI of cervical spine
Excision of the hook of hamate
Cubital tunnel release
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A 72-year-old female complains of progressive weakness with grasp and key pinch in her left hand. Physical exam of the hand is significant for decreased sensation on the volar aspect of the fourth and fifth digits. Dorsal sensation throughout the hand is normal. A clinical photo displaying bilateral key pinch is shown in Figure A. What is the most likely cause of compression?
Accessory head of the FPL
Flexor carpi ulnaris
Ganglion within Guyon's canal