I have a Lipoma compressing on my Sciatic nerve deep in my left buttock. I am virtually paralyzed. I have been seeing specialists for 7 years and had 4 MRI scans to prove it. Finding a neurosurgeon to help me is near impossible. NSW health (Australia) have basically neglected me. I need help. Is there anyone in Australia that can chat to me or help me? My pain is a living nightmare. Thanks.
You may want to write to the authors of this article. They are in the US, but it may be helpful.
Here's article that mentions surgery on lipomas and sciatic nerve:
New York School of Medicine & Hospitals Center
Department of Neurosurgery
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Lipomas Involving Nerves
*****There's a picture of an Intraoperative example of a large lipoma being removed from the sciatic nerve on the web page*****
Risks depend on lipoma size and location. If an important motor nerve runs through the lipoma, then removal may injure this nerve. Intraoperative nerve stimulation helps locate the nerve to ensure its preservation. Biopsies also have the risk of nerve injury.http://www.med.nyu.edu/neurosurgery/pns ... pomas.html
Contact information can be found on the website.
If you want to phone them, you may consider using Skyper which is either free or no cost.
I have to work soon, I'll check back later for responses.