Sciatic nerve compression due to femoral neck osteochondroma: MDCT and MR findings

Ahmet Turan Ilica, Evren Yasar, H. Tuba Sanal, Cihan Duran, Inanc Guvenc

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A 34-year-old man presented with a 15-month history of pain along the left sciatic nerve. Radiographs and computed tomography (CT) revealed an exostosis on the postero-inferior aspect of the left femoral neck. Ultrasonographic examination of left upper thigh and a pelvic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed an enlarged sciatic nerve adjacent to the exostosis. Although peroneal and ulnar neuropathies due to the compression by exostosis are reported frequently, imaging findings of sciatic nerve involvement were not well documented in the literature. Multidetector CT and MR findings of a sciatic nerve compression caused by a femoral neck exostosis were presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-404
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Compression
  • Imaging
  • Osteochondroma
  • Sciatic nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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