Deep renal ectopia causing sciatic mononeuropathy

Reza Assadsangabi, Mehrdad Hajmomenian, Seyed Ali Nabavizadeh, Arastoo Vossough

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Introduction: Sciatic mononeuropathy resulting from compression by an adjacent pelvic ectopic kidney has not been reported in the literature. Here, the authors present a case of a patient presenting with unilateral lower extremity paresthesia correlating to the sciatic nerve distribution.

Results: MRI examination demonstrated lumbosacral plexus compression by a very unusual deeply situated renal ectopia. Physicians should consider other rare causes of mechanical lumbosacral plexus compression in patients with sciatic symptomatology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1759-1761
Number of pages3
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Renal ectopia
  • Sciatica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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