meralgia paresthetica


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meralgia

 [mĕ-ral´jah]
pain in the thigh.
meralgia paresthe´tica a condition of numbness and tingling on the anterolateral aspect of the thigh, rarely accompanied by pain; it is due to entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the inguinal ligaments.

me·ral·gi·a par·es·thet·'i·ca

burning pain, tingling, pruritus, or formication along the lateral aspect of the thigh in the distribution of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve due to entrapment of that nerve; affected skin area often is hyperesthetic.

meralgia paresthetica

[per′esthet′ikə]
a condition characterized by pain, paresthesia, and numbness on the lateral surface of the thigh in the region supplied by the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. The cause of the condition is ischemia of the nerve caused by its entrapped position in the inguinal ligament.

meralgia paresthetica

Pain and hyperesthesia on the outer femoral surface from lesion or disease of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh.
See also: meralgia
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Meralgia paresthetica is generally a clinical diagnosis and does not require other special tests.
As noted above, meralgia paresthetica generally will self-resolve once the aggravating factors are removed.
Boyle, who specializes in labiaplasty at GBMC, says she saw an influx of meralgia paresthetica cases as skinny jeans became more and more popular for both men and women.
I believe these cases of meralgia paresthetica are likely caused by another disorder I call 'Pant Size Dysmorphia,' in which the patient thinks they are at least one size smaller than they actually are.
Meralgia paresthetica is characterized by hyperesthesia in the anterolateral thigh, although 23% of patients with this disorder also complain of lateral hip pain.
Loss of sensation to the anterolateral thigh is consistent with meralgia paresthetica.
Avulsion fracture of the anterior superior iliac spine presenting as acute-onset meralgia paresthetica.
A novel approach to the diagnosis and management of meralgia paresthetica.
This causes meralgia paresthetica, or "tingly thighs" - an uncomfortable shooting pain down your leg.
The condition - Meralgia Paresthetica - even sounds made up.
He discovered the low-slung trousers had pinched a major nerve near the hips and could cause meralgia paresthetica, also known as tingly thighs.