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Agri. 2016 Jan;28(1):46-8. doi: 10.5505/agri.2014.30974.

Sciatic neuropathy developed after injection during curettage.

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1
Department of Neurology, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
2
Department of Neurology, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey. draysegulgunduz@yahoo.com.
3
Department of Radiology, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

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.

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