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Sciatic Neuropathy MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Sciatic Neuropathy
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Scope Note
Disease or damage involving the SCIATIC NERVE, which divides into the PERONEAL NERVE and TIBIAL NERVE (see also PERONEAL NEUROPATHIES and TIBIAL NEUROPATHY). Clinical manifestations may include SCIATICA or pain localized to the hip, PARESIS or PARALYSIS of posterior thigh muscles and muscles innervated by the peroneal and tibial nerves, and sensory loss involving the lateral and posterior thigh, posterior and lateral leg, and sole of the foot. The sciatic nerve may be affected by trauma; ISCHEMIA; COLLAGEN DISEASES; and other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1363)
Entry Term(s)
Lesion of Sciatic Nerve
Neuralgia-Neuritis, Sciatic Nerve
Sciatic Nerve Diseases
Sciatic Nerve Palsy
Sciatic Neuritis
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WL 402
Previous Indexing
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases (1966-1999)
Sciatic Nerve (1966-1999)
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