Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 158, Issue 5, pp 967–968 | Cite as

Peroneal nerve entrapment neuropathy induced by playing the drum

  • Takao KitamuraEmail author
  • Daijiro Morimoto
  • Kyongsong Kim
  • Akio Morita
Letter to the editor - Spine

Dear Editor,

A 15-year-old boy presented with pain and motor weakness in the right leg. Ten months earlier, he had complained of gradually worsening pain in the right lower leg that was exacerbated by walking and standing. He was unable to walk more than 100 m and experienced intermittent claudication. He had a history of playing the drum every day for some years, and used his right foot to operate the bass drum during these sessions.

Upon admission, the patient exhibited pain in the lateral aspect of the right lower leg and dorsal foot (visual analogue scale [VAS], 7/10), hypoesthesia of the base of the right first and second toes, and motor weakness of the right ankle dorsiflexion (manual muscle test, 4/5). The circumference of his right lower leg was smaller than that of the left leg (Fig.  1a). Although results of the straight leg raising test and Kemp test were both negative, Tinel-like sign at the right peroneal tunnel was positive. Nerve conduction studies (NCS) showed no...


Peroneal Nerve Nerve Conduction Study Intermittent Claudication Motor Weakness Ankle Dorsiflexion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takao Kitamura
    • 1
    Email author
  • Daijiro Morimoto
    • 1
  • Kyongsong Kim
    • 2
  • Akio Morita
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological SurgeryNippon Medical SchoolTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Neurological SurgeryNippon Medical School Chiba Hokusou HospitalChibaJapan

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