J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2006 Oct;41(5):926-931.

Sural Nerve Graftafter Resection of a Schwannoma in the Sciatic Nerve : A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yeung Nam University Hospital, Daegu, Korea. sjs@med.yu.ac.kr

Abstract

A schwannoma is one of the most common neoplasms in the central and peripheral nervous systems, but schwannomas of the sciatic nerve are rare. Treatment is a surgical excision and the overall prognosis is good. But functional loss occurs when a neurectomy is performed with inevitable cause. We report one case of a successful sural nerve graft after resection of a schwannoma in a sciatic nerve and we present a brief review of the literature.

Keyword

Sural nerve graft; Schwannoma; Sciatic nerve

MeSH Terms

Neurilemmoma*
Peripheral Nervous System
Prognosis
Sciatic Nerve*
Sural Nerve*
Transplants
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