A Buttock Soft Tissue Tumor and Sciatica: Another Clinical Utility of Ultrasound-Guided Diagnosis Block
- *Corresponding Author:
- Serafin Lirola
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Surgery
Son Llatzer Hospital, Carretera de Manacor
07198 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Received date: December 12, 2012; Accepted date: March 20, 2013; Published date: March 22, 2013
Citation: Lirola S, Pelaez R, Mata J, Aguilar JL (2013) A Buttock Soft Tissue Tumor and Sciatica: Another Clinical Utility of Ultrasound-Guided Diagnosis Block. J Anesthe Clinic Res 4:300. doi: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000300
Copyright: © 2013 Lirola S, 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 author and source are credited.
Sciatica is a symptom rather than a specific diagnosis. It usually consists in a radiating leg pain from the buttock toward the knee, ankle, foot and toes. Pain could be associated with neurological deficit, such as muscle weakness and reflex deficit.
The prevalence of sciatica in spine pathology is highly variable with values ranging from 1.6% to 43%. Between 70%-90% of the cases of herniated disc with nerve-root compression caused sciatica. Other causes are lumbar canal or foraminal stenosis, tumours or cysts.
We present a case evaluated in our Pain Unit with left-sided sciatic pain after an intense voluntary movement two months ago. He was previously pharmacologically treated for a non-specific low back pain with pseudo-sciatica. One week later buttock soft tissues sarcoma was diagnosed. He deceased two weeks after the diagnosis.