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Clinical Commentary

Meralgia Paresthetica: A Review of the Literature.

Authors: Cheatham SW, Kolber MJ, Salamh PA

Meralgia Paresthetica (MP) is a nerve entrapment which may cause pain, paresthesias, and sensory loss within the distribution of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh. When the differential diagnosis of lateral or anterolateral thigh pain is inconclusive, MP should be considered as a potential source. MP produces similar signs and symptoms as those associated with more common diagnoses such as lumbar spine pathology. This clinical commentary reviews the most relevant literature on MP with an emphasis on recognition and management of this condition.

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