Meralgia paresthetica

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  • Injury to, or compression of, the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve can produce a syndrome of numbness and painful paresthesias in the lateral thigh- meralgia paresthetica. An uncommon condition and one which is often misdiagnosed, meralgia will usually respond to non-operative treatment. If surgical treatment is required, the nerve may be decompressed or transected. The key to effective surgical treatment of meralgia is careful dissection and correct identification of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve.
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  • McGillicuddy JE; Harrigan MR
  • Start Page

  • 50
  • End Page

  • 56
  • Volume

  • 6
  • Issue

  • 1