Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 510901, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/510901
Case Report

Sciatica due to Schwannoma at the Sciatic Notch

1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Istanbul Medeniyet University Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, 34732 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Istanbul Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul Medeniyet University Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, 34732 Istanbul, Turkey
4Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Duzce State Hospital, 81020 Duzce, Turkey
5Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Istanbul Medeniyet University Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, 34732 Istanbul, Turkey
6Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Medeniyet University, 34732 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 8 April 2013; Accepted 7 May 2013

Academic Editors: E. Konishi and S. Vogt

Copyright © 2013 Yavuz Haspolat et al. 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.

Abstract

Schwannomas are rarely seen on the sciatic nerve and can cause sciatica. In this case report we aimed to present an unusual location of schwannoma along sciatic nerve that causes sciatica. A 60-years-old-man was admitted to us with complaints of pain on his thigh and paresthesia on his foot. Radiography of the patient revealed a solitary lesion on the sciatic nerve. The lesion was excised and the symptoms resolved after surgery.