Radial sensory neuropathy is a rare clinical entity. Only one other case attributed to intravenous infusion at the wrist has been reported in the literature. Also known as cheiralgia paresthetica or Wartenberg’s disease, this benign compression mononeuropathy is often mis-diagnosed as is revealed in this case report. Understanding of the anatomy of the wrist, common etiologic factors which may be gleaned from the patient’s history, as well as pertinent symptoms and physical findings, may help to arrive at the diagnosis. Conservative treatment is often beneficial and should be considered before more invasive measures.
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