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Obturator mononeuropathy caused by lipomatosis of the nerve: a case report.
Nardone, R; Venturi, A; Ladurner, G; Golaszewski, S; Psenner, K; Tezzon, F;
MUSCLE NERVE. 2008; 38(2): 1046-1048.
Case Reports


Golaszewski Stefan
Nardone Raffaele


We report a patient who presented with the clinical features of obturator mononeuropathy. Abdomino-pelvic computed tomography revealed a fusiform mass in the right perivesical space; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed characteristic "coaxial-cable-like" appearance in cross-section and "spaghetti-like" appearance in longitudinal section, pathognomonic of lipomatosis of the nerve. Nerve lipomatosis as the cause of obturator neuropathy has not been previously reported. MRI provides definite and graphic proof of the diagnosis.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Middle Aged


Nerve Tissue/pathology*

Nerve Tissue/physiopathology

Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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