Sciatic nerve palsy as a complication after acoustic neurinoma resection in the sitting position.

@article{Gozal1994SciaticNP,
  title={Sciatic nerve palsy as a complication after acoustic neurinoma resection in the sitting position.},
  author={Yaacov Gozal and Sh. Pomeranz},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={40-2}
}
We present a case of sciatic neuropathy after operation in the sitting position. Sciatic nerve palsy as a complication of the sitting position appears to be extremely rare. The patient we describe was a short, plump woman. To attain optimal surgical exposure, a greater flexion of the hips than usual was utilized. That may explain the possible stretch injury of the sciatic nerve.