Ganglion cyst of the hip mimicking lumbar disk herniation – A case report

Devendra Lakhotia, Kumar Prashant, Won Yong Shon

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Sciatic nerve compression due to a ganglion cyst around the posterior aspect of the hip joint is not commonly described in literature. We report a rare case of a 63-year-old man with a ganglion cyst around his hip joint, who presented with symptoms of sciatica. After excision of the cyst, the patient was symptom free. A high index of clinical doubt and detailed clinical examination is required for non-palpable cystic lesions in close proximity to the sciatic nerve in patients presenting with symptoms of sciatica and in patients with concomitant of lumbar disk herniation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-155
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 1


  • Cyst
  • Excision
  • Ganglion
  • Hip joint
  • Sciatica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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