Femoral nerve neuropathy

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr David Dang et al.

Femoral nerve neuropathy occurs when the femoral nerve is compressed as it passes under the inguinal ligament, anterior to iliopsoas.

Causes include surgery (hysterectomy, pelvic, hip, femoral artery catheterization, arterial bypass).

Mass effect from iliacus or iliopsoas may be visualised and may result from muscle tears, psoas hematomas or pseudoaneurysms of iliac vessels.

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rID: 5433
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Femoral neuropathy

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