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1

Entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve as it traverses below the inguinal ligament produces what common syndrome?

meralgia paresthetica

2

What are the chief complaints of patients with lateral femoral cutaneous neuropathy?

paresthesias and pain that radiates down the lateral aspect of the thigh toward the knee

3

What occurs in advanced cases?

fixed sensory loss on the lateral thigh

4

What type of people are predisposed to developing meralgia paresthetica?

- obesity
- diabetes mellitus
- advanced age
- pregnant women
- postpartum women

5

Meralgia paresthetica is a self-limited, _____ disease in most patients

benign

6

More than __% of patients respond to conservative measures such as weight loss and avoiding external pressure over the inguinal ligament.

90

7

What drugs may be helpful in reducing neuropathic pain for patients with persistent symptoms despite conservative measures?

Anticonvulsants such as...
- carbamazepine
- phenytoin
- gabapentin

8

Is surgical nerve decompression or sectioning used to treat lateral femoral cutaneous neuropathy?

rarely