Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 148, Issue 8, pp 885–890 | Cite as

Intraneural ganglion cyst of the tibial nerve

  • M. Adn
  • A. Hamlat
  • X. Morandi
  • Y. Guegan
Short Illustrated Review


Intraneural ganglion cyst of the tibial nerve is very rare. To date, only 5 cases of this entity in the popliteal fossa have been reported. We report a new case and review the previously reported cases. A 40-year-old man experienced a mild vague pain in the medial half of his right foot for 3 years. Magnetic resonance imaging scan demonstrated a soft-tissue mass along the right tibial nerve. At surgery, an intraneural ganglion cyst was evacuated. After 12 months, the patient was pain-free with no signs of recurrence. Trauma might be a contributing factor to the development of intraneural ganglion cysts. Application of microsurgical techniques is encouraged.

Keywords: Tibial nerve; intraneural ganglion; cyst. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Adn
    • 1
  • A. Hamlat
    • 1
  • X. Morandi
    • 1
  • Y. Guegan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryPontchaillou University HospitalRennesFrance

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