Bilateral gluteal pain caused by piriformis muscle compartment syndrome in the greater sciatic foramen: a case report

@article{Ratnatunga2010BilateralGP,
  title={Bilateral gluteal pain caused by piriformis muscle compartment syndrome in the greater sciatic foramen: a case report},
  author={Kavan U. Ratnatunga and R. Nardyasamy and Ruwani Siriwardena and Ram Pravesh Prasad and K. Jalal Deen},
  journal={Techniques in Coloproctology},
  year={2010},
  volume={14},
  pages={197-198}
}
The piriformis syndrome is an entrapment neuropathy of the sciatic nerve, which before MRI was often misdiagnosed as lumbar radiculopathy. Using MR neurography, Filler et al. [1] showed that among patients with a diagnosis of sciatica in whom standard treatment failed to effect an improvement, up to 68% had the piriformis syndrome. The piriformis muscle… CONTINUE READING