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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1043--1044

Sciatic Nerve Hematoma - Case Report

Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Vemireddy P K Reddy
Fellow, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai - 600 116, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.325299

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Hemorrhagic neuropathy is an extremely rare condition. This condition refers to bleed into or around a peripheral nerve, causing either an extra neural or an intraneural hematoma. When they do occur, it is usually due to iatrogenic/inherited coagulopathies or as a consequence of injections targeting nerves. We present a case of sciatic nerve palsy developed secondary to anticoagulant therapy (Warfarin). MRI imaging showed features of sciatic nerve hematoma following which warfarin was withdrawn. The patient showed symptomatic improvement and a follow up ultrasound of left thigh showed resolution of hematoma with normal sciatic nerve diameter. To the best of our knowledge there is limited available literature regarding nerve hematomas secondary to anticoagulation therapy. This complication should be promptly recognized and immediate steps should take place because of the favorable results of the early treatment.


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