Volume 6, 2020
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||08 June 2020|
A rare cause of sciatica: Sciatic nerve schwannoma
Report of one case with long subclinical course and misleading presentation
Centre Hospitalier EpiCURA Baudour, 7331 Baudour, Belgium
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 29 March 2020
The authors report one case of schwannoma located in the sciatic nerve, just above the popliteal fossa. A sciatic localization is rare, observed in 1% of the patients. The misleading clinical presentation of this localization causes a delay in diagnosis. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is the imaging modality of choice, but the final diagnosis is made by the histological examination of the tumor. Schwannoma should be surgically removed without division of the nerve trunk.
Key words: Schwannoma / Sciatic nerve
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2020
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