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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-25

A case of piriformis syndrome mimicking radiculopathy


1 Fellow, Daradia Pain Clinic, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Director, Daradia Pain Clinic, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Emmanuell Q Villano
Fellow Daradia Pain Clinic, Kolkata, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10046-0007

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Piriformis syndrome constitutes a constellation of sign and symptoms and has always remained as a diagnostic dilemma for pain physician. Piriformis syndrome not only causes pain due to its myofascial trigger point but also due to nerve compression and injury on sciatic nerve and its branches. The neural irritation to the sciatic nerve will cause radiculopathy like pain which is misleading the diagnosis to a lumbar nerve root pain. Piriformis syndrome remains a challenge to physician and burden to patients having this syndrome and costly to the society. Diagnostic piriformis block remains a standard for diagnosis and modalities like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) testing would be helpful in ruling out other diseases. This is a case report of a piriformis syndrome patient presented with radicular symptoms of the leg.


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