Compression neuropathy of the common peroneal nerve secondary to a ganglion cyst

Mohd Yazid Bajuri, B. C. Tan, Srijit Das, Ya Mohamad Hassan Shukur, S. Subanesh

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Abstract

There are various causes of the common peroneal nerve palsy. However, common peroneal nerve palsy caused by ganglia are uncommon. We hereby present a case of a 55-year-old man with a 1 week history of foot drop and swelling in the region of the right leg. Physical examination and nerve conduction study studies confirmed a diagnosis of common peroneal nerve palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a lobulated, elongated cystic-appearing mass anterior to the head of fibula. Surgical decompression of the nerve with removal of the mass was performed. Surgical pathology reports confirmed the diagnosis of a ganglion cyst. Findings on physical examination, nerve conduction study and MRI results of this interesting case are being discussed. We wish to highlight that even a tumour which is benign and within the nerve sheath can cause compression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-552
Number of pages4
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume162
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Ganglion Cysts
Peroneal Nerve
Paralysis
Neural Conduction
Physical Examination
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Surgical Decompression
Surgical Pathology
Fibula
Ganglia
Foot
Leg
Tomaculous neuropathy
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Foot drop
  • Palsy
  • Peroneal nerve
  • Surgical
  • Treatment

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  • Medicine(all)

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Compression neuropathy of the common peroneal nerve secondary to a ganglion cyst. / Bajuri, Mohd Yazid; Tan, B. C.; Das, Srijit; Shukur, Ya Mohamad Hassan; Subanesh, S.

In: Clinica Terapeutica, Vol. 162, No. 6, 2011, p. 549-552.

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Bajuri, MY, Tan, BC, Das, S, Shukur, YMH & Subanesh, S 2011, 'Compression neuropathy of the common peroneal nerve secondary to a ganglion cyst', Clinica Terapeutica, vol. 162, no. 6, pp. 549-552.
Bajuri, Mohd Yazid ; Tan, B. C. ; Das, Srijit ; Shukur, Ya Mohamad Hassan ; Subanesh, S. / Compression neuropathy of the common peroneal nerve secondary to a ganglion cyst. In: Clinica Terapeutica. 2011 ; Vol. 162, No. 6. pp. 549-552.
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