Turkish Neurosurgery 2015 , Vol 25 , Num 3
Sciatic Nerve Hypertrophy with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome: A Case Report
Ilker ILHANLI1, Ozlem KESKIN2, Erhan ARSLAN3, Mehmet EKIZ4
1Giresun University, School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Giresun, Turkey
2Giresun University, School of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Giresun, Turkey
3Giresun University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Giresun, Turkey
4Giresun University, School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Giresun, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.10523-14.1 A 73-year-old female patient who had severe neuropathic pain due to sciatic nerve hypertrophy with the Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome has been presented. Localized hypertrophic neuropathy is in one region and characterized by concentric proliferation of Schwann cells around the axon. It is very rare in the absence of generalized hypertrophic neuropathy. Very little is known about the etiology and the course of this neuropathy. Klippel-Trénaunay-Syndrome (KTS) is a rare syndrome characterized by hemangioma, abnormalities of the venous and lymphatic systems, and limb enlargement due to soft tissue and bone hypertrophy. Keywords : Sciatic nerve, Hypertrophic neuropathy, Klippel Trenaunay syndrome
Corresponding author : Ilker Ilhanlı, ilkerilhanli@hotmail.com