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Bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome associated with interleukin 2 therapy.
  1. S. D. Heys,
  2. K. L. Mills,
  3. O. Eremin
  1. Department of Surgery, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, UK.


    We report the development of synchronous bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome in a woman with metastatic colorectal cancer, undergoing treatment with recombinant interleukin 2. A carpal tunnel decompression was carried out on the hand which was more severely affected, with a gradual recovery in median nerve function. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of carpal tunnel syndrome in association with recombinant interleukin 2.

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