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Case report
Solitary popliteal neurofibroma: an unusual encounter
  1. Ankit Sahoo and
  2. Sheik Manwar Ali
  1. General Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ankit Sahoo; ankitsahoo{at}


Diagnosing a popliteal fossa mass can be intriguing at times, and are not always Baker’s cysts, as expected. We present an uncommon case of a young lady who presented with a palpable firm mass in the popliteal fossa with no neurological deficit or compromised distal pulsations. On surgical exploration, it was found to be a well defined, firm mass, closely abutting the neurovascular bundle, which on histopathological study revealed a solitary encapsulated neurofibroma.

  • general surgery
  • peripheral nerve disease
  • musculoskeletal and joint disorders

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  • Contributors AS have contributed equally as SMA in collection of data, compiling them and obtaining consent and framing the final draft of the case report.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.