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Femoral nerve compression secondary to a ganglion cyst arising from a hip joint: a case report and review of the literature.

Kalacı A, Dogramaci Y, Sevinç TT, Yanat AN - J Med Case Rep (2009)

Bottom Line: Femoral nerve compression due to a cystic lesion around the hip joint is rare and only a few cases have been described in the literature.We report the case of a 57-year-old woman with femoral nerve compression caused by a true ganglion cyst of the hip joint.A high index of suspicion is required to predict a non-palpable cystic lesion around the hip joint as it may mimic different disorders and should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of unusual groin pain, radicular pain and peripheral vascular disorders.

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Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Mustafa Kemal University Faculty of Medicine, 31100 Antakya, Hatay, Turkey. orthopedi@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Femoral nerve compression due to a cystic lesion around the hip joint is rare and only a few cases have been described in the literature. Among these, true ganglion cysts are even more rare.

Case presentation: We report the case of a 57-year-old woman with femoral nerve compression caused by a true ganglion cyst of the hip joint.

Conclusion: A high index of suspicion is required to predict a non-palpable cystic lesion around the hip joint as it may mimic different disorders and should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of unusual groin pain, radicular pain and peripheral vascular disorders.

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Excision showing the cyst to contain a thick lucent gelatinous material.
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Figure 2: Excision showing the cyst to contain a thick lucent gelatinous material.

Mentions: At the time of surgery, a cyst measuring 3.3 × 2.4 × 1.8 cm was identified which was adherent to the anterior surface of the hip joint capsule. No communication was found between the joint space and the cyst. The joint capsule appeared intact. The cyst was removed totally and the base of the cyst was cauterized. The cyst was opened in the operating room and was found to contain thick, lucent gelatinous material (Figure 2).


Femoral nerve compression secondary to a ganglion cyst arising from a hip joint: a case report and review of the literature.

Kalacı A, Dogramaci Y, Sevinç TT, Yanat AN - J Med Case Rep (2009)

Excision showing the cyst to contain a thick lucent gelatinous material.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: Excision showing the cyst to contain a thick lucent gelatinous material.
Mentions: At the time of surgery, a cyst measuring 3.3 × 2.4 × 1.8 cm was identified which was adherent to the anterior surface of the hip joint capsule. No communication was found between the joint space and the cyst. The joint capsule appeared intact. The cyst was removed totally and the base of the cyst was cauterized. The cyst was opened in the operating room and was found to contain thick, lucent gelatinous material (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: Femoral nerve compression due to a cystic lesion around the hip joint is rare and only a few cases have been described in the literature.We report the case of a 57-year-old woman with femoral nerve compression caused by a true ganglion cyst of the hip joint.A high index of suspicion is required to predict a non-palpable cystic lesion around the hip joint as it may mimic different disorders and should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of unusual groin pain, radicular pain and peripheral vascular disorders.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Mustafa Kemal University Faculty of Medicine, 31100 Antakya, Hatay, Turkey. orthopedi@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Femoral nerve compression due to a cystic lesion around the hip joint is rare and only a few cases have been described in the literature. Among these, true ganglion cysts are even more rare.

Case presentation: We report the case of a 57-year-old woman with femoral nerve compression caused by a true ganglion cyst of the hip joint.

Conclusion: A high index of suspicion is required to predict a non-palpable cystic lesion around the hip joint as it may mimic different disorders and should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of unusual groin pain, radicular pain and peripheral vascular disorders.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus