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Magnetic Resonance Neurography of Peroneal Palsy in Crossed-Legs Habit: Case Report

Righini, Andrea MD; Re, Thomas J. MD; Manzini, Claudio MD; Parazzini, Cecilia MD; Doneda, Chiara MD; Saporito, Tommaso MD

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: January/February 2013 - Volume 37 - Issue 1 - p 114–116
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e31827172fe

“Drop foot” palsy attributed to the prolonged and repetitive maintenance of the crossed-leg posture has been occasionally reported. We report, to the best of our knowledge, the first case of magnetic resonance imaging evidence of peroneal nerve abnormalities related to right drop-foot palsy in a tall healthy subject with habit of prolonged daily leg crossing.

From the *Radiology and Neuroradiology Department, Hospital V. Buzzi; and †Othopaedic-Traumatology Department, Hospital of Desio and Vimercate, Milan, Italy.

Received for publication August 6, 2012; accepted August 10, 2012.

Reprints: Andrea Righini, MD, Radiology and Neuroradiology Department, Hospital V. Buzzi, Via castelvetro 32, 20154 Milan, Italy (e-mail:

The authors have no conflicts of interest to report.

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