Peroneal and tibial intraneural ganglion cysts in children

Mehmet Osman Akcakaya, Yuval Shapira, Shimon Rochkind

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Intraneural ganglion cyst is a rare and underrecognized clinical entity in the pediatric population, which may cause pain as well as motor and sensory neurological deficits. This study presents 4 pediatric patients harboring ganglion cysts involving the peroneal and tibial nerves. Methods: Data encompassing pre-and postoperative analyses of 4 pediatric patients with intraneural ganglion cyst was evaluated. Results: Out of these 4 patients, 3 had an intraneural ganglion cyst involving the peroneal nerve, and 1 patient had his tibial nerve involved. Two patients were operated for recurrent ganglion cysts with severe postoperative neurological deficits, after preceding operations in other institutions. The other 2 patients had no history of previous surgery, and they had their initial surgical treatment in our institute for primarily diagnosed ganglion cysts. With a mean follow-up of 24 months, all patients experienced pain relief. Significant improvement of motor deficits was achieved in 3 patients. No recurrences were encountered during the 24-month follow-up. Conclusion: Intraneural ganglion cysts in children can be treated with excellent outcome in experienced and dedicated centers, which specialize in peripheral nerve microsurgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-352
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 6 Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

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  • Children
  • Intraneural ganglion cyst
  • Peroneal nerve
  • Tibial nerve


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