Peripheral nerve entrapment due to steroid-induced lipomatosis of the popliteal fossa. Case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A case of peroneal nerve entrapment is reported in a patient with scleroderma. Compression was due to a lipoma in the popliteal fossa and resulted in increasingly severe foot-drop. Complete recovery occurred after the lipoma was resected. A brief review of peroneal nerve palsies and lipomatosis is presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rawlings, CE; Bullard, DE; Caldwell, DS

Published Date

  • April 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 666 - 668

PubMed ID

  • 3005531

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3085

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3171/jns.1986.64.4.0666


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States