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2019 Jun

World Neurosurg


Outcome and Prognosis of Microsurgical Decompression in Idiopathic Severe Common Fibular Nerve Entrapment: Prospective Clinical Study.


Tarabay B, Abdallah Y, Kobaiter-Maarrawi S, Yammine P, Maarrawi J
World Neurosurg. 2019 Jun; 126:e281-e287.
PMID: 30822592.


Compression of the common fibular nerve at the level of the fibular neck is considered to be the most frequent lower limb entrapment syndrome, which can be either idiopathic or secondary. Decompressive surgery is indicated only after failure of conservative treatment and/or severe neurologic deficit. The effectiveness of microsurgical decompression has been established only for secondary entrapment syndrome. The aim of this study is to assess the results of microsurgical decompression and establish the prognosis of idiopathic severe common fibular nerve entrapment.