Cyclical sciatica: endometriosis of the sciatic nerve.

  title={Cyclical sciatica: endometriosis of the sciatic nerve.},
  author={Ken Mannan and F. Altaf and Sonali Maniar and Roberto Tirabosco and Marco Sinisi and T. Carlstedt},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={90 1},
We describe a case of sciatic endometriosis in a 25-year-old woman diagnosed by MRI and histology with no evidence of intrapelvic disease. The presentation, diagnosis and management of this rare condition are described. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent irreversible damage to the sciatic nerve. 

Figures from this paper

Carcinoma arising within sciatic nerve endometriosis: a case report

The first case of histological proven endometrial carcinoma arising in a pre-existing sciatic nerve endometriosis is reported, with the aim of better symptom control and long-term prognosis.

Endometriotic lesions of the lower troncular nerves.

Extrapelvic Sciatic Nerve Endometriosis, the Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Case Report and Systematic Review.

A case of an endometrioma located in the right SN is reported with a systematic review of the literature and magnetic resonance imaging allows a direct visualization of the spinal and SN.

Sciatic endometriosis: A narrative review of an unusual neurogynecologic condition

Surgical removal of endometriosis from the sciatic nerve root can potentially eliminate symptoms while maintaining normal reproductive function, though poses particular surgical risks.

Sciatic Nerve Involvement as an Unusual Presentation of Deep Endometriosis

Physicians responsible for primary care need to be aware of the catamenial sciatica due to the nerve damage caused by endometriosis, even when it is very uncommon, because the consequences of the delay in assessment and treatment by a specialized multidisciplinary team in dedicated units may be irreversible.

Persistent endometriosis of the right inferior hypogastric nerve

This case describes persistent clinical symptoms caused by endometriosis in the uterosacral branch of the inferior hypogastric plexus.

Peroneal Nerve Endometriosis: A Case Report

A case of separate infiltration of the peroneal nerve in high division of the sciatic nerve without any evidence of intrapelvic disease is details, which shows early diagnosis is extremely important because delayed diagnosis may lead to severe pain and even nerve damage.

Chronic Sciatica Induced by Endometriosis

  • Sisi Chen
  • Medicine
    Journal of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
  • 2018
This article is aimed to review reports about chronic sciatica induced by endometriosis, explore the possible mechanisms and come up with effective treatments.

Sciatic neuroendometriosis: Magnetic resonance imaging defined perineural spread of endometriosis

This case report highlights the importance of magnetic resonance imaging evidence of perineural spread, outlining the pathophysiology of the pelvic pain associated with neuroendometriosis.

Endometriosis of the conus medullaris causing cyclic radiculopathy.

A case of endometriosis of the conus medullaris is reported, the first to include radiological, intraoperative, and histopathological imaging, and discussion including etiological theories surrounding intramedullary endometRIosis.



Cyclic Sciatica: A Manifestation of Compression of the Sciatic Nerve by Endometriosis: A Case Report

Magnetic resonance imaging may permit a specific diagnosis of this unusual cause of sciatica by showing a hemorrhagic mass in the region of the sciatic nerve.

Cyclic sciatica. Report of case with introduction of a new surgical sign.

A woman complained of pain resembling sciatica which recurred over a period of more than 4 years in a certain time-relation to the menstrual cycle, which disclosed the presence of a peritoneal invagination, drawn downward toward the greater sciatic notch, in the posterior part of the pelvis.

Pain relief from preganglionic injury to the brachial plexus by late intercostal nerve transfer.

Intercostal nerve transfer was performed to relieve pain from preganglionic injury to the brachial plexus and was successful in 16 patients at a mean of 28.6 months after the injury.

Increased prevalence and recurrence of retrograde menstruation in baboons with spontaneous endometriosis.

It is demonstrated that retrograde menstruation is common in baboons, with a higher prevalence and recurrence in animals with spontaneous endometriosis than in those without.

The measurement of pain.

Further studies on experimental endometriosis.

Sciatic endometriosis

Sciatic endometriosis may cause cyclic sciatic pain and a sensorimotor mononeuropathy, and suppression of the ovarian cycle and surgical removal of endometRIosis and adhesions from in and around the sciatic nerve usually relieve the pain and stabilize neurologic function.