Meralgia paresthetica: An unusual complication of post-cesarean analgesia

Peter Schnatz, Joseph R. Wax, Joy D. Steinfeld, Charles J. Ingardia

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Abstract

Intramuscular (IM) injections may be associated with nerve injury, classically the sciatic nerve after intragluteal injection. We describe an unusual injury of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve following an IM injection of 100 mg meperidine and 25 mg promethazine in the anterolateral right thigh. Although the thigh is advocated as a relatively safe site for IM injection, iatrogenic neuropathy may result. Awareness of the anatomy of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve and avoiding injections into a partially anesthetized extremity may decrease the likelihood of recurrences. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-418
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Volume11
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Analgesia
  • Anesthesia
  • Cesarean section
  • Complications
  • Injection
  • Intramuscular
  • Lateral femoral cutaneous
  • Nerve
  • Obstetric
  • Spinal

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