DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20220616

Acute onset common peroneal nerve palsy in a child due to fibular head osteochondroma: a case report

Swapnil M. Keny, Lokesh Dabral, Prashant Meshram, Naved Ansari, Nikhil Gokhale, Shashikant Nawale, Abhishek Jaroli

Abstract


A 7-year-old patient presented with acute onset spontaneous common peroneal nerve (CPN) palsy due to osteochondroma of fibular head. Osteochondroma was excised resulting in complete neurological recovery. As per our knowledge, this is the first case of an acute onset CPN palsy in a child due to osteochondroma. 14 studies reporting patients with CPN palsy due to osteochondroma were analyzed. Of 24 patients reported with this condition in literature, 19 (79%) recovered completely from CPN palsy. Incomplete recovery after surgery was associated with a longer mean duration between symptoms and surgery (26 months versus 5 months for complete recovery).  


Keywords


Acute, Common peroneal, Osteochondroma, Nerve palsy, Foot drop, Pediatric

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