Superficial peroneal nerve entrapment

Report of two cases

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✓ Two cases of entrapment of the superficial peroneal nerve are presented. This is an unusual cause for leg discomfort and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of leg pain.

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Address reprint requests to: Timir Banerjee, M.D., 1900 Bluegrass Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40215.

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    Left: Schematic drawing of the right leg showing the relationship of the superficial peroneal nerve, the lipoma, and the fasial opening. Right: The fascia is opened to release the nerve and remove the lipoma.

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