Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Bilateral Peroneal Nerve Palsy Caused by Intermittent Pneumatic Compression
Hiroyuki Fukuda
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2006 Volume 45 Issue 2 Pages 93-94

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A 63yearold man developed bilateral peroneal nerve palsies after a craniotomy for a craniopharyngioma. It is believed that the primary etiology of the nerve palsies was intermittent pneumatic compression, which was used to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism during the surgery. Physicians should take care to avoid compressing the fibula head when using pneumatic devices.

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