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

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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Classically, meralgia paresthetica often happens in the setting of rapid weight gain as the enlarged abdomen can cause compression of the nerve.
"This disorder is called meralgia paresthetica and it's a disorder that occurs when one of the nerves that runs in the outer part of a thigh gets compressed.
Meralgia paresthetica: diagnosis and management strategies.
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Avulsion fracture of the anterior superior iliac spine presenting as acute-onset meralgia paresthetica. Ann Emerg Med.
Studies have shown people who wear tight jeans can suffer from a problem called meralgia paresthetica - the compression of a nerve through the thigh which can cause a tingling and burning sensation.
This causes meralgia paresthetica, or "tingly thighs" - an uncomfortable shooting pain down your leg.
A novel approach to the diagnosis and management of meralgia paresthetica. Neurosurgery 2007;60:696-700.
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.