Neuromuscular choristoma of the sciatic nerve: Case report

Cormac O. Maher, Robert J. Spinner, Caterina Giannini, Bernd W. Scheithauer, Brian A. Crum

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The authors report the findings of a neuromuscular choristoma of the sciatic nerve in an otherwise healthy 18-year old man who presented with sensorimotor symptoms and deformities of the right leg and foot. Only a few cases of this rare tumor, also known as "neuromuscular hamartoma" or "benign triton tumor," have been reported in the surgical literature. The authors discuss the clinical presentation, radiological findings, pathological diagnosis, and surgical rationale for this case and review the associated literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1123-1126
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


  • Choristoma
  • Hamartoma
  • Peripheral nerve
  • Sciatic nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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