Meralgia paresthetica caused by hip-huggers in a patient with aberrant course of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve

Jong Woong Park, Dong Hwee Kim, Miriam Hwang, Hye Ryoung Bun

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Abstract

"Hip-huggers" may be a precipitating factor for meralgia paresthetica (MP), especially in thin persons with an aberrant pathway of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN). We describe a 25-year-old woman with a long-standing history of MP caused by an abnormal course of the LFCN and tight trousers, specifically hip-huggers. Ultrasonography was useful for detecting the lesion site and the abnormal pathway of the LFCN. After neurectomy of the LFCN, most of the symptoms of MP were relieved, but mild hypesthesia remained in the lateral thigh.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)678-680
Number of pages3
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May

Keywords

  • Hip-huggers
  • Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
  • Meralgia paresthetica
  • Neurectomy
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)

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