Bilateral sciatic neuropathy as a complication of craniotomy performed in the sitting position: Localization of nerve injury by using magnetic resonance imaging

Jia Chi Wang, Tai-Tong Wong, Hsin Hung Chen, Po Yao Chang, Tsui Fen Yang

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Abstract

Introduction: Sciatic neuropathy is a rare but serious complication following surgery performed in the sitting position. Methods: We report a case of a 12-year-old boy who developed bilateral sciatic neuropathy after a 9-h-long craniotomy while in the sitting position. Results: Magnetic resonance imaging for the lower extremities revealed bilateral swelling of the sciatic nerves near the ischial tuberosities. Conclusion: A heightened awareness of sciatic nerve injury during prolonged surgery in the sitting position may make early diagnosis possible and allow prevention of further neurologic injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-163
Number of pages5
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Sciatic Neuropathy
Craniotomy
Posture
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Sciatic Nerve
Wounds and Injuries
Nervous System Trauma
Early Diagnosis
Lower Extremity

Keywords

  • Craniotomy
  • Intraoperative complications
  • Sciatic neuropathy
  • Sitting position

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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Bilateral sciatic neuropathy as a complication of craniotomy performed in the sitting position : Localization of nerve injury by using magnetic resonance imaging. / Wang, Jia Chi; Wong, Tai-Tong; Chen, Hsin Hung; Chang, Po Yao; Yang, Tsui Fen.

In: Child's Nervous System, Vol. 28, No. 1, 01.01.2012, p. 159-163.

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