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Sciatic neuropathy: case report and discussion of the literature on postoperative sciatic neuropathy and sciatic nerve tumors.
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PMID:  18751834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sciatic nerve injury and dysfunction is not an uncommon cause of lower extremity symptoms in a musculoskeletal practice. We present the case of a man who presented with lower extremity weakness, pain, and cramps, and was initially diagnosed at an outside institution with bilateral S1 radiculopathies and recommended for spine surgery. He came to us for a second opinion. Electrodiagnostic testing revealed an isolated sciatic neuropathy and the patient was referred for imaging, which showed a sciatic nerve sheath tumor. Review of the literature on sciatic neuropathies shows that there can be many possible etiologies of sciatic nerve dysfunction, but that hip arthroplasty continues to be the leading risk factor. Sciatic nerve tumors are not commonly described in the literature and their definitive management remains unclear.
Authors:
Joseph Feinberg; Shikha Sethi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  HSS journal : the musculoskeletal journal of Hospital for Special Surgery     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1556-3316     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101273938     Medline TA:  HSS J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Electrodiagnostic Services, Department of Physiatry, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021, USA, Feinbergj@hss.edu.
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