Flashcards in Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Neuropathy Deck (8)
Entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve as it traverses below the inguinal ligament produces what common syndrome?
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
What occurs in advanced cases?
fixed sensory loss on the lateral thigh
What type of people are predisposed to developing meralgia paresthetica?
- diabetes mellitus
- advanced age
- pregnant women
- postpartum women
Meralgia paresthetica is a self-limited, _____ disease in most patients
More than __% of patients respond to conservative measures such as weight loss and avoiding external pressure over the inguinal ligament.
What drugs may be helpful in reducing neuropathic pain for patients with persistent symptoms despite conservative measures?
Anticonvulsants such as...