CT-Guided Piriformis Muscle Injection for the Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome

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Akdemir Ozisik P., Toru M., DENK C. C., Taskiran O. O., Gundogmus B.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.24, no.4, pp.471-477, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.8038-13.1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.471-477
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


AIM: Piriformis syndrome is a rare neuromuscular disorder that occurs when the piriformis muscle compresses or irritates the sciatic nerve. The treatment of piriformis syndrome includes injections into the piriformis muscle around the sciatic nerve. These invasive approaches have been used with various techniques to increase the safety of the procedure. Computed tomography (CT)-guided injection of the piriformis muscle and the clinical outcome of the patients are discussed.