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Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2009;4(1):79-82.
Published online January 30, 2009.
Common peroneal neuropathy after surgery in the lithotomy position : A case report
Hyo Jin Kim, Su Jin Kim
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. sujink100@hanmail.net
Abstract
We report a case of peroneal neuropathy after a 40 year-old woman underwent laparoscopic myomectomy in the lithotomy position. Postoperatively, the patient complained of pain and tingling sensation in the left leg and dorsum of the left foot. A neurologic examination revealed paresthesia in the distribution of the superficial and the deep peroneal nerves of the left leg. After six days of medical and physical treatment with a diagnosis of common peroneal neuropathy, the symptoms were much improved. On the 19th postoperative day, nerve conduction and electromyographic studies were performed, which revealed nearly complete recovery from the superficial peroneal neuropathy distal to the fibular head.
Key Words: common peroneal nerve, lithotomy position, neuropathy


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