The Cause of Foot-Drop in a Patient with Lumbar Disc Herniation: Superficial Femoral and Popliteal Artery Trombosis

Authors

  • Özgür İsmailoğlu Department Of Neurosurgery, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.
  • S. Baki Albayrak Department Of Neurosurgery, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.
  • Şenol Gürmen Department Of Cardiovascular Surgery, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.
  • İsmail Gülşen Department Of Neurosurgery, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.
  • Çetin Refik Kayaoğlu Department Of Neurosurgery, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey.

Keywords:

Foot-drop, lumbar disc hernia, femoral and popliteal artery trombosis

Abstract

The most frequent cause of foot-drop is radiculopathy of the fifth lumbar vertebra. Thrombosis of the lower extremity arteries is a rare cause of foot-drop. Our present case was admitted to emergency department with severe leg pain and foot-drop. Although we detected lumbar disc herniation and lower-extremity thrombosis concomitantly, the actual cause of foot-drop was lower extremity thrombosis. In this case-report, clinical and radiological features of foot-drop as well as treatment options are discussed.

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Published

2009-06-30

How to Cite

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İsmailoğlu Özgür, Albayrak SB, Gürmen Şenol, Gülşen İsmail, Kayaoğlu Çetin R. The Cause of Foot-Drop in a Patient with Lumbar Disc Herniation: Superficial Femoral and Popliteal Artery Trombosis. J Nervous Sys Surgery [Internet]. 2009 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];2(2):100-2. Available from: https://sscdergisi.org/index.php/sscd/article/view/144

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Case Report