Xanthogranuloma of the sciatic nerve: case report.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Xanthogranulomas involving the central or peripheral nervous system are extraordinarily rare. None have been reported in the lower extremity. Here, we report and characterize the first case of xanthogranuloma of the sciatic nerve. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old woman presented with poorly localized right back and groin pain. Magnetic resonance imaging studies revealed an enhancing lesion of the sciatic nerve in the right gluteal region. INTERVENTION: The sciatic nerve xanthogranuloma was resected without complication. CONCLUSION: Our report indicates that xanthogranuloma, although extremely rare, may occur throughout the nervous system. Our evaluation demonstrates that such lesions involving the peripheral nervous system have similar pathological characteristics to xanthogranulomas that more commonly occur in the skin.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Patil, PG; Cummings, TJ; Nunley, JA; Friedman, AH

Published Date

  • December 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1435 -

PubMed ID

  • 15574230

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15574230

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1524-4040


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States