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Meralgia Paresthetica

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Elsevier Inc.
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DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-385157-4.00666-7
Keywords
  • Emg
  • Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve
  • Meralgia Parasthetica
  • Neuropathy

Abstract

Abstract Meralgia paresthetica refers to the clinical condition resulting from entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve in the thigh. Symptoms include burning, tingling, and hyperpathia in the upper lateral thigh and loss of light touch or pinprick sensation in the same distribution. Meralgia paresthetica has diverse causes, including trauma, injury during surgical procedures, and compression from retroperitoneal masses.

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