Intraneural cyst of the peroneal nerve

Lorenzo Aulisa, Francesco Tamburrelli, Roberto Padua, Stefano Lupparelli, Pietro Tonali, Luca Padua

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A 15-year-old girl was referred to us because of foot drop. The motor deficit was characterized by a peculiar fluctuating course related to sporting activity: improvement of symptoms during no-sport periods and worsening during sport training. Neurophysiological examination revealed marked global impairment of muscles innervated by the peroneal nerve. Ultrasound and MRI showed a mass in close proximity to the neck of the fibula extending in a tubular fashion. At operation an intraneural lesion was found and was totally removed. Histology revealed that it was an intraneural cyst. A hypothesis on the pathogenesis was drawn up. One year after the operation a clinical and neurophysiological follow-up was performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-225
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1998


  • Intraneural cyst
  • Neurophysiology
  • Peroneal nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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