Ultraschall Med 2020; 41(01): 77-79
DOI: 10.1055/a-0990-9989
Case Report
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High-Resolution Ultrasound as a Powerful Diagnostic Tool in Peripheral Nerve Lesions: Detection of an Intraneural Ganglion Cyst in a Patient with Painful Subacute Peroneal Nerve Palsy

Hochauflösender Ultraschall in der Diagnostik von peripheren Nervenläsionen: Detektion einer intraneuralen Ganglionzyste bei einem Patienten mit schmerzhafter, subakuter Läsion des Nervus peronaeus
Louisa Nitsch
1  Department of Neurology, Universitätsklinikum Bonn, Germany
,
Delia Kurzwelly
1  Department of Neurology, Universitätsklinikum Bonn, Germany
,
Cornelia Kornblum
1  Department of Neurology, Universitätsklinikum Bonn, Germany
,
Claus Pieper
2  Department of Radiology, Universitätsklinikum Bonn, Germany
,
Hans Clusmann
3  Department of Neurosurgery, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, Germany
,
Marcus Müller
1  Department of Neurology, Universitätsklinikum Bonn, Germany
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31. März 2019

23. Juli 2019

Publikationsdatum:
02. September 2019 (online)

Introduction

Intraneural ganglion cysts are a rare cause of peroneal neuropathy, can lead to severe motor deficits when undetected, and represent a potentially treatable cause of peripheral neuropathies [Bignotti et al. Muscle Nerve 2017; 55: 849–857; Aranyi et al. Clin Neurophysiol 2016; 127: 2500–2502]. We report the case of a subacute, painful peroneal nerve lesion due to an intraneural ganglion cyst, elucidate the disease pattern of intraneural ganglion cysts and illustrate the advantages of high-resolution ultrasound in the detection of peripheral nerve lesions.