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Intraneural ganglion of the peroneal nerve: importance of timely diagnosis.

Peroneal nerve ganglion cysts typically present because of a palpable mass or symptoms and signs of entrapment neuropathy, including pain, diminished sensation, and motor weakness. Surgical treatment is usually successful when performed early, but, when diagnosis is delayed, intraneural growth and invasion may cause irreversible axonal injury and footdrop. This case report illustrates the importance of timely diagnosis when treating a ganglion of the peroneal nerve and reviews the appropriate workup, differential diagnosis, and treatment.

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