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Unusual cause of meralgia paraesthetica

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Location: http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/42/8/1005

Description: Meralgia paraesthetica is caused by entrapment of the lateral cutaneous femoral nerve as it passes under the inguinal ligament. Direct pressure from belts and other tight-fitting garments may contribute to this entrapment. Several clinical conditions have been associated with the development of meralgia paraesthetica, including obesity, pregnancy, diabetes mellitus, ascites and trauma to the thigh or inguinal region. We describe a patient having meralgia paraesthetica caused by a left hip joint synovial cyst
Unusual cause of meralgia paraesthetica. Gupta R, Stafford S, Cox N. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2003 Aug;42(8):1005

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Author/Contact: Gupta et al
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