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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 2004;22(4): 418-420.
가부좌에 의해 발생한 양측성 좌골신경병증 1예
김동환, 권오영*† 김영수* 김선혜* 손승남* 박기종*† 최낙천*† 임병훈
경상대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실*, 경상대학교 건강과학연구원
A Case of Bilateral Sciatic Neuropathy Caused by Lotus Position
Donghwan Kim
Department of Neurology, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine*, Jinju; Gyeongsang Institute of Health Science, Gyeongsang National University†, Jinji, Korea
The prolonged pressure against the buttock or posterior thigh may cause the stretch or direct compression of the sciatic nerve. A sixty-year old man fell asleep, heavily inebriated in the lotus position, and developed paralysis, paresthesia and sensory loss in both lower extremities on awakening after 10 hours of sleep. A nerve conduction study and electromyography revealed bilateral sciatic neuropathy. The symptoms gradually recovered spontaneously. Stayng in the lotus position for a long time in a drunken stupor can damage the sciatic nerve bilaterally. Key Words: Sciatic neuropathy, Lotus position, Nerve compression syndromes