Sindrome del piriforme: Descrizione di un caso clinico e review della letteratura

Patrizio Cardinali, Mariano Serrao, Paolo Rossi, Marco Giusti, Leoluca Parisi, Federico Bianco, Francesco Pierelli

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The pirifonnis syndrome is a rare and disputed cause of sciatica secondary to sciatic nerve entrapment at the greater sciatic notch due to an abnormal condition of the piriformis muscle. The symptoms present almost identically to lumbar disk syndrome. The cause of piriformis syndrome is still obscure even if several mechanisms have been hypothised. The diagnosis is primarily clinical as no investigation has proved to be definitive. We present a case of piriformis syndrome documented by MRI and treated successfully with conservative physiotherapic menagement.

Original languageItalian
JournalNuova Rivista di Neurologia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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