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Meralgia Paresthetica

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  • Meralgia paresthetica is a condition that results from the pinching of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, causing numbness in the outer and frontal portion of the thigh.
  • Meralgia paresthetica is also known as lateral femoral cutaneous nerve syndrome.

  • Burning sensation, tingling sensation and numbness in the outer and frontal portion of thigh
  • Symptoms are unilateral in about 80% of the cases, but may occur bilaterally in some cases.
  • Meralgia paresthetica tends to be benign, so symptoms sometimes disappear spontaneously.

  • The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve is the sensory nerve that supplies the sensation to the outer borders of the thigh. It may be compressed or pinched by the ligament in the groin. Any condition that increases the pressure on the groin may cause the meralgia paresthetica.
    1. Obesity
    2. Pregnancy
    3. Tight garments such as corsets, jeans and belts

  • Clinical history and examination
  • Nerve conduction studies

  • Elimination of the underlying causes such as obesity and tight garments
  • Injection of local anesthetic agents with corticosteroid
  • Surgical release of the nerves in severe, chronic cases

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