GEORGE H. RADVAN, M.B.; PETER VIDIKAN, B.S.
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To the editor: Meralgia paresthetica is an entrapment neuropathy of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh. The nerve crosses under the inguinal ligament at its attachment to the anterior superior iliac spine, where it angulates acutely, and then pierces the fascia lata to supply sensation to the lateral part of the thigh (1).
The syndrome is characterized by a dull ache, itch, or burning sensation in the lateral thigh. Testing usually shows partial or total anaesthesia in the cutaneous distribution of the nerve. The symptoms range from minor irritation to major discomfort for the patient and treatment is generally
RADVAN GH, VIDIKAN P. Meralgia Paresthetica and Liver Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;96:252–253. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-2-252
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(2):252-253.
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