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Related to meralgia paresthetica: notalgia paresthetica
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.
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.
Pain and hyperesthesia on the outer femoral surface from lesion or disease of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh.
See also: meralgia