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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 515078, 3 pages
Case Report

An Unusual Case of Acute Foot Drop Caused by a Pseudoaneurysm

1Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, P.O. Box 354760, 4245 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
2Department of Neurology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

Received 15 March 2011; Accepted 26 May 2011

Academic Editor: Curtis W. Slipman

Copyright © 2011 Christopher J. Wong and Eric E. Kraus. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Lower extremity neurologic symptoms are a common presenting problem. Here we report the case of a 73-year-old man who developed acute right foot pain and foot drop. History, physical examination, and electrodiagnostic studies were consistent with a lumbosacral plexopathy. Imaging studies revealed an internal iliac artery pseudoaneurysm, a rare cause of acute foot drop.