Ganglion Cyst Removal in the Common Peroneal Nerve at the Fibular Head 1 Mackinnon SE1 Yee A1 February 23, 2012Disclosure: No authors have a financial interest in any of the products, devices, or drugs mentioned in this production or publication.There are various causes of common peroneal nerve palsy, however common peroneal nerve palsy caused by a ganglion cyst is uncommon. A benign tumor within the nerve sheath can cause compression and present with symptoms of neuropathy depending on the level of injury. In this specific case, the patient presented with a ganglion cyst in the common peroneal nerve at the fibular head. Typically, a ganglion cyst presents with a sudden onset of severe pain that is associated with a motor palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a cystic-appearing mass anterior to the fibular head, which was confirmed with a palpable mass. This resulted in compression neuropathy of the peroneal nerve. The surgical intervention included removal of the ganglion cyst and the decompression of the common peroneal nerve at the fibular head.Keywords: ganglion cystperoneal nervecompression neuropathycommon peroneal nerve You must login to view the full article and extended video on this page. Standard Edition Table of Contents- Slow down- Frustration00:00:00 - Introduction00:00:10 - Orientation00:00:15 - Incision00:00:24 - Superficial Exposure00:00:54 - Exposure through the Superficial Fascia and Identifying the Common Peroneal Nerve00:01:15 - Identifying the Ganglion Cyst00:01:23 - Decompression of the Common Peroneal Nerve00:01:52 - Identification and Release of the Posterior Crural Intermuscular Septum00:02:07 - Identification and Release of the Intermuscular Septum00:02:37 - Identification and Release of the Anterior Crural Intermuscular Septum00:03:37 - Ganglion Cyst Decompression along the Common Peroneal Nerve00:05:15 - Ganglion Cyst Decompression along the Tibialis Anterior Nerve Branch00:06:19 - Identification and Release of the Deep Tendinous Fascia00:06:41 - Inspection of the Common Peroneal Nerve You must login to view the full article and extended video on this page. Leave a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.