Sciatic neuropathy developed after injection during curettage.


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Altintas A., Gunduz A. , Kantarci F. , Gozubatik Celik G., Kocer N. , Kiziltan M. E.

Agri : Agri (Algoloji) Dernegi'nin Yayin organidir = The journal of the Turkish Society of Algology, cilt.28, ss.46-8, 2016 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5505/agri.2014.30974
  • Dergi Adı: Agri : Agri (Algoloji) Dernegi'nin Yayin organidir = The journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.46-8

Özet

Intramuscular injections are likely the most common cause of sciatic nerve injury in developing countries. Less common causes include piriformis syndrome, primary tumors of the sciatic nerve, metastatic tumors invading or compressing the nerve, endometriosis, vascular malformations, and prolonged immobilization or positioning. While the most reliable diagnostic and prognostic methods include nerve conduction studies and electromyography, magnetic resonance imaging has been suggested as an alternative method of determining type of lesion, establishing location, and investigating level of nerve involvement. A case of sciatic neuropathy that developed after intramuscular injection, with patient in prolonged lithotomy position and under sedation, is described.