Obturator entrapment neuropathy

Case contributed by Dr Yu-Ming Tang


Weakness of hip adductors with painless full range of movement.

Patient Data

Age: 59

Cystic lesion at the obturator canal.

Denervation oedema and mild atrophy involving the obturator externus and adductor brevis muscle.

Case Discussion

Ganglion cyst in the obturator canal, compressing on the obturator nerve, resulting in denervation oedema and atrophy of the obturator externus, adductor minimus and brevis muscles.  Obturator neuropathy is relatively uncommon and often seen in the setting of pelvis trauma and surgery. May also be associated with a hernia or sports injury. 

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Case information

rID: 35551
Case created: 10th Apr 2015
Last edited: 10th Feb 2016
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