Compression injury of the sciatic nerve during a prolonged surgical procedure in a diabetic patient.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Patients with diabetes mellitus and an underlying mixed axonal and demyelinating polyneuropathy are particularly prone to compression neuropathies with consequent axonal degeneration and a poor prognosis for recovery. This hazard should be taken into account whenever a prolonged surgical procedure is contemplated. An illustrative case is presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Massey, EW; Pleet, AB

Published Date

  • April 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 188 - 189

PubMed ID

  • 7365180

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-8614

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1532-5415.1980.tb00515.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States