Ganglion cyst of the hip mimicking lumbar disk herniation – A case report

Devendra Lakhotia, Kumar Prashant, Won Yong Shon

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    Sciatic nerve compression due to a ganglion cyst around the posterior aspect of the hip joint is not commonly described in literature. We report a rare case of a 63-year-old man with a ganglion cyst around his hip joint, who presented with symptoms of sciatica. After excision of the cyst, the patient was symptom free. A high index of clinical doubt and detailed clinical examination is required for non-palpable cystic lesions in close proximity to the sciatic nerve in patients presenting with symptoms of sciatica and in patients with concomitant of lumbar disk herniation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)153-155
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 1


    • Cyst
    • Excision
    • Ganglion
    • Hip joint
    • Sciatica

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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