Trochanteric sciatic neuropathy

C. Crisci, M. K. Baker, M. B. Wood, W. J. Litchy, P. J. Dyck

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A patient with severe weakness, atrophy, and sensory loss of the right leg had a focal right sciatic neuropathy. The sciatic nerve was enlarged at the level of the lesser trochanter, excessively firm, and multistranded; its stimulation threshold was focally increased. Biopsied fascicles had reduplicated perineurial leaflets, many Renaut bodies, and an abnormal unimodal spectrum of small-diameter fibers. We postulate that the lesion was induced by the combination of an underlying prominent lesser trochanter and sitting on hard benches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1539-1541
Number of pages3
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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