Results of Surgical Treatment of Meralgia Paresthetica

  • S. Mirzai
  • A. Sepehrnia
  • M. El Azm
  • G. Penkert
  • M. Samii
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 21)


Meralgia paresthetica, a common nerve entrapment syndrome [14], is an isolated disturbance of the sensation in the distribution area of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This syndrome, characterized by pain, burning, tingling, numbness, and/or a variety of other paresthesias in the anterolateral area of the thigh, was first described by Bernhardt in 1895 [2] and named meralgia paresthetica by Roth in the same year [19]. Also in the same year, Sigmund Freud [7], who suffered from meralgia paresthetica, described his own affliction.


Spinal Stenosis Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Anterior Superior Iliac Spine Inguinal Ligament Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Mirzai
    • 1
  • A. Sepehrnia
    • 1
  • M. El Azm
    • 1
  • G. Penkert
    • 1
  • M. Samii
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische KlinikKrankenhaus NordstadtHannoverGermany

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