Failure of surgical decompression for a presumed case of piriformis syndrome. Case report

R. J. Spinner, N. M. Thomas, D. G. Kline

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Abstract

Diagnosis of piriformis syndrome is difficult and its precise definition is highly controversial. In this article, the authors present the case of a patient who had clinical features suggestive of piriformis syndrome. During surgery the patient was found to have a rare variation in anatomical structures, in which the peroneal nerve was displaced by the piriformis muscle. Surgical decompression did not alleviate the patient's symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)652-654
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume94
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Keywords

  • Anatomical variation
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Sciatic nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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