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Focal conduction block in compression neuropathy of the proximal sciatic nerve.
  1. A Inaba,
  2. T Komori,
  3. K Yamada,
  4. K Hirose,
  5. T Yokota
  1. Department of Neurology, Tokyo Metropolitan Neurological Hospital, Fuchu, Japan.


    Direct percutaneous stimulation of the proximal sciatic nerve with a high voltage electrical stimulator was given to a patient with acute sciatic compression neuropathy. Results clearly showed a focal conduction block at the sciatic notch, which could not be precisely localised and quantified by conventional electrodiagnostic methods.

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