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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

On-line version ISSN 1989-2055Print version ISSN 0376-7892


PINEDA-RESTREPO, A.F.; CASTELEIRO-ROCA, M.P.  and  LOPEZ-OBREGON, B.. Compressive neuropathy of the sciatic nerve due to thigh lipoma: Case report. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2014, vol.40, n.2, pp.213-215. ISSN 1989-2055.

The compressive neuropathy of the sciatic nerve may be due to different etiologies, extrinsic compression by soft tissue tumors such as lipoma is a rare cause. We present a case of sciatic nerve compressive neuropathy due to a lipoma in the posterior thigh. It is important a proper clinical evaluation of the patient associated with a complete paraclinical study with imaging and electromyography to guide a successful treatment, and should always be considered in addition to the common causes of compression that there are other more rare causes of compressive neuropathies.

Keywords : Lipomas; Nerve Compression; Neuropathy; Sciatic.

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