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Descriptor in English: Piriformis Muscle Syndrome
Descriptor in Spanish: Síndrome del Músculo Piriforme
Descriptor in Portuguese: Síndrome do Músculo Piriforme
Descriptor in French: Syndrome du muscle piriforme
Entry term(s): Muscle Syndrome, Piriformis
Muscle Syndromes, Piriformis
Piriformis Muscle Syndromes
Piriformis syndrome
Piriformis syndromes
Syndrome, Piriformis Muscle
Syndromes, Piriformis Muscle
syndrome, Piriformis
syndromes, Piriformis
Tree number(s): C10.668.829.500.675.399
C10.668.829.550.500
C10.668.829.600.675
C23.888.592.612.664.675
C23.888.592.612.944.750
Scope note: A chronic PELVIC PAIN characterized by pain deep in the buttock that may radiate to posterior aspects of the leg. It is caused by the piriformis muscle compressing or irritating the SCIATIC NERVE due to trauma, hypertrophy, inflammation or anatomic variations.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
History Note: 2010
DeCS UI: 53520
Descriptor UI: D055958
Date Established: 2010/01/01
Date of Entry: 2009/07/06
Revision Date: 2017/06/20
Piriformis Muscle Syndrome - Preferred
Concept UI M0523531
Scope note A chronic PELVIC PAIN characterized by pain deep in the buttock that may radiate to posterior aspects of the leg. It is caused by the piriformis muscle compressing or irritating the SCIATIC NERVE due to trauma, hypertrophy, inflammation or anatomic variations.
Preferred term Piriformis Muscle Syndrome
Entry term(s) Muscle Syndrome, Piriformis
Muscle Syndromes, Piriformis
Piriformis Muscle Syndromes
Piriformis syndrome
Piriformis syndromes
Syndrome, Piriformis Muscle
Syndromes, Piriformis Muscle
syndrome, Piriformis
syndromes, Piriformis



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