Sciatic nerve enlargement in the Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome

Meirer, Romed; Huemer, Georg M; Shafighi, Maziar; Kamelger, Florian S; Hussl, Heribert; Piza-Katzer, Hildegunde (2005). Sciatic nerve enlargement in the Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome. British journal of plastic surgery, 58(4), pp. 565-8. Kidlington, UK: Elsevier 10.1016/j.bjps.2004.11.005

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The case of a 35-year-old woman with Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome (KTWS) showing clinical symptoms of a peroneal nerve lesion is presented. An immense nerve enlargement along most of the sciatic, peroneal and tibial nerve was found to be due to a lipoma arising from the epi- and perineurium. Treatment consisted of extensive microsurgical neurolysis and excision of the tumor resulting in decompression of the affected nerves. Although rare, a perineural lipoma should be kept in mind in patients with KTWS showing neurological abnormalities.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Plastic and Hand Surgery > Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Shafighi, Maziar

ISSN:

0007-1226

ISBN:

15897045

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:04

Last Modified:

27 Nov 2017 08:21

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.bjps.2004.11.005

PubMed ID:

15897045

Web of Science ID:

000229667700024

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/28021 (FactScience: 115644)

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