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Denervation hypertrophy in lumbosacral radiculopathy
  1. D G Chang1,
  2. E Magee2,
  3. T Hughes3
  1. 1
    University of California, San Diego, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Diego, California, USA
  2. 2
    University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, USA
  3. 3
    University of California, San Diego, Department of Radiology, La Jolla, California, USA
  1. Dr D G Chang, University of California, San Diego, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 350 Dickenson Street, Suite 121, San Diego, CA 92103-8894, USA; dchang{at}ucsd.edu

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This case illustrates an unusual hypertrophic response to a spinal radiculopathy and describes treatment.

A 57-year-old female with a history of left L5 laminectomy in 1976, revision in 1983, presented with a 1 year history of progressive low back and left thigh pain. The patient also noted a growth within the thigh. …

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