Clin Surg | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Benign Foot Drop: Large Cystic Peroneal Schwannoma

Ridvan Alimehmeti1*, Arben Rroji2, Teona Bushati3, Florian Dashi1, Arba Cecia4, Myfit Saraci1 and Arsen Seferi1

1Department of Neurosciences, University of Medicine, Albania
2Department of Radiology, Service of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Center “Mother Theresa”, Tirana, Albania
3Department of Pathology, University of Medicine, Tirana, Albania
4George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, Tirana, Albania

*Correspondance to: Ridvan Alimehmeti 

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We report an exceptional case of large cystic Schwannoma of peroneal nerve causing foot drop. The clinical, radiological and electrophysiological characteristics are discussed. The cyst was surgically removed. Careful detachment and decompression of the nerve fibers was followed by gradual recovery from neurological deficit in six months. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of cystic Schwannoma. There is no local recurrence in more than two years follow-up.


Cystic; Schwannoma; Peripheral; Nerve; Foot-drop


Alimehmeti R, Rroji A, Bushati T, Dashi F, Cecia A, Saraci M, et al. Benign Foot Drop: Large Cystic Peroneal Schwannoma. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1695.

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