Title

Fascicular Involvement of the Posterior Tibial Nerve as a Result of Perineural Ganglion Cyst at the Posterior Tibial Nerve in the Calf: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis

Abstract

We report a 19-year-old woman with a 6-month history of nontraumatic left foot numbness associated with intermittent weakness. Nerve conduction studies and electromyography localized the lesion to the posterior tibial nerve, below the innervation to the soleus and medial gastrocnemius muscles. MRI of the left leg revealed a multiloculated cystic collection near the proximal tibiofibular joint. Surgical excision and pathology confirmed the diagnosis of a ganglion cyst, in an atypical location distal to the popliteal fossa. We believe this is the first reported case of fascicular posterior tibial nerve involvement by a ganglion cyst in the calf.

Volume Number

17

Issue Number

2

Pages

84-7

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/11/20

Status

Faculty; Northwell Reseacher

Facility

School of Medicine; Northwell Health

Primary Department

Neurosurgery

Additional Departments

Neurology

PMID

26583496

DOI

10.1097/cnd.0000000000000100