Sciatic endometriosis

MR appearance

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Abstract

Endometriosis of the sciatic nerve is a rare but important cause of sciatica. Early on, the symptoms may be cyclic and be treated with local excision of the endometrioma from the sciatic nerve. If left untreated, it can result in marked cicatricial change of the sciatic nerve and require more radical surgical treatment. Due to the hemorrhagic nature of endometriomas and their characteristic location, the MR imaging findings can permit a specific diagnosis of sciatic endometriosis to be suggested. Therefore, MR imaging is recommended for evaluation of sciatica if the symptoms vary with the menstrual cycle or if there is a history of endometriosis. Early recognition of this disorder will facilitate appropriate treatment and minimize permanent damage to the sciatic nerve. The first surgically proven case of sciatic endometriosis with properative MR imaging is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)508-510
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume15
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991

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Keywords

  • Endometriosis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Nerve
  • Sciatic
  • Sciatica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Sciatic endometriosis : MR appearance. / Binkovitz, L. A.; King, Bernard Francis; Ehman, Richard Lorne.

In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 15, No. 3, 1991, p. 508-510.

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