J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2019 Jun;23(2):71-73. 10.14193/jkfas.2019.23.2.71.

Sural Nerve Tuberculoma: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital, Goyang, Korea. osddr8151@paik.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital, Goyang, Korea.


Nearly one third of the world's population have active or latent tuberculosis, resulting in 1.5 million deaths annually. Tuberculosis involving the peripheral nerve is difficult to detect. Sural nerve tuberculoma is an extremely rare case of tuberculous involvement of the peripheral nerve that has attracted the attention of physicians. This paper reports a patient with sural nerve tuberculoma. A 58-year-old female patient presented with a palpable mass on the posterolateral calf with progressive tingling sensation on the distal area. The patient had no history of trauma and it was unclear whether the patient had any contact with individuals with active tuberculosis. The histopathologic findings revealed a granuloma-like lesion with caseous necrosis that was compatible with tuberculoma.


Tuberculoma; Sural nerve; Peripheral nerve granuloma
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