Sciatic nerve entrapment

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✓ A case is presented of compression of the sciatic nerve at the back of the thigh. For 3 years after a minor injury, this patient had suffered from pain and paresthesia in the left leg. There were no neurological abnormalities; electromyography was performed twice and showed normal muscular activity. At operation the nerve was found to be rotated and compressed by a tough band of connective tissue. Postoperatively, all discomfort disappeared, and 5 months later the patient remained free of pain.

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Address reprint requests to: Ib Søgaard, M.D., Department of Neurosurgery, Odense University Hospital, DK-5000, Odense, Denmark.

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    Operative photographs. Left: The sciatic nerve is seen compressed by a myofascial band. A muscular nerve branch to the biceps muscle is involved. Right: The sciatic nerve after decompression. A slight pre-stenotic dilation of the nerve is seen.

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