Neuritis ossificans: rare cause of sciatica
Salah Bellasri, Cherif El Asri
The Pan African Medical Journal. ;25:170. doi:10.11604/pamj..25.170.9937

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Neuritis ossificans: rare cause of sciatica

Salah Bellasri, Cherif El Asri
Pan Afr Med J. 2016; 25:170. doi:10.11604/pamj.2016.25.170.9937. Published 16 Nov 2016

A 35-year old male, presented with 3 months history of intermittent sciatica involving the right lower extremity. There was no history of trauma or intra muscular injection. Results of neurological examination included a negative right sided Lasègue’s sign, an absent right Achilles tendon reflex, and decreased pinprick sense in the right S-1 distribution. Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and myo-relaxant were prescript. Six weeks after his last visit to the neurosurgery outpatient clinic, the patient came back because during this period his condition did not improve. A computerized tomography (CT) scan demonstrated a localized calcification of the right S1 root (Figure 1).

Corresponding author:
Salah Bellasri, Service d’Imagerie Médicale, Hôpital Militaire, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco

©Salah Bellasri et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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