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November 1979

Sciatic Nerve Entrapment by Pentazocine-Induced Muscle Fibrosis: A Case Report

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Drs Rousseau and Franck), Neuropathology (Dr Reznik), and Surgery (Dr LeJeune), Hôpital Universitaire de Bavière, Liège, Belgium.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(11):723-724. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500470093023

• A progressive bilateral sciatic neuropathy appeared in a 52-year-old man as an unusual complication of pentazocine-induced muscle fibrosis. Surgical neurolysis showed that the sciatic nerves were firmly compressed by large fibrous bands involving the entire gluteal musculature.

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