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
belasri.salah@gmail.com

©Salah Bellasri et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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