Use of a lateral surgical approach to the femoral nerve in the management of two primary femoral nerve sheath tumours.

Authors: 
Harcourt-Brown T, Granger N, Smith P, Hughes K, Jefferey N.
Volume: 
22
Number: 
3
Pages: 
229-32
Journal: 
VCOT
Date: 
2009

This case report describes the diagnosis and management of primary femoral nerve sheath tumours in two dogs. Both of the tumours were localised by electromyography (EMG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and were then surgically resected using a novel approach to the iliopsoas muscle via osteotomy of the ventral ilial wing. This approach should be considered when attempting surgical treatment of conditions affecting the iliopsoas muscle or the femoral nerve because it provides excellent exposure of these structures.

Small animal: