Neuritis ossificans: rare cause of sciatica
Salah Bellasri, Cherif El Asri
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2016;25:170. doi:10.11604/pamj.2016.25.170.9937

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Neuritis ossificans: rare cause of sciatica

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2016;25:170. doi:10.11604/pamj.2016.25.170.9937

Received: 31/05/2016 - Accepted: 10/06/2016 - Published: 16/11/2016

Key words: Neuritis ossificans, sciatica, lumbar spine

© Salah Bellasri et al. The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Corresponding author: Salah Bellasri, Service d’Imagerie Médicale, Hôpital Militaire, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco (belasri.salah@gmail.com)


Neuritis ossificans: rare cause of sciatica

Salah Bellasri1,&, Cherif El Asri2

 

1Service d’Imagerie Médicale, Hôpital Militaire, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco, 2Service de Neurochirurgie, Hôpital Militaire, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco

 

 

&Corresponding author
Salah Bellasri, Service d’Imagerie Médicale, Hôpital Militaire, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco

 

 

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A 35-year old male, presented with 3 months history of intermittent sciatica involving the right lower extremity. There was no history of trauma or intra muscular injection. Results of neurological examination included a negative right sided Lasègue’s sign, an absent right Achilles tendon reflex, and decreased pinprick sense in the right S-1 distribution. Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and myo-relaxant were prescript. Six weeks after his last visit to the neurosurgery outpatient clinic, the patient came back because during this period his condition did not improve. A computerized tomography (CT) scan demonstrated a localized calcification of the right S1 root.

 

 

Figure 1: (A) axial CT slice presented in bone window: showed a round shaped calcification of the right S1 root; (B) coronal oblique reconstructions in bone window: showed a round shaped calcification of the right S1 root; (C) sagittal oblique reconstructions in soft tissue window: showed a round shaped calcification of the right S1 root

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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