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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 44(6); 2008 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2008;44(6): 392-395.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2008.44.6.392
Prone Position-Related Meralgia Paresthetica after Lumbar Spinal Surgery : A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Keun Tae Cho, Ho Jun Lee
1Department of Neurosurgery, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Dongguk University International Hospital, Goyang, Korea. ktcho21@naver.com
2Department of Rehabilitation, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Dongguk University International Hospital, Goyang, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Lateral femoral cutaneous neuropathy occurring during spinal surgery is frequently related to iliac bone graft harvesting, but meralgia paresthetica (MP) can result from the patient being in the prone position. Prone position-related MP is not an uncommon complication after posterior spine surgery but there are only few reports in the literature on this subject. It is usually overlooked because of its mild symptoms and self-limiting course, or patients and physicians may misunderstand the persistence of lower extremity symptoms in the early postoperative period to be a reflection of poor surgical outcome. The authors report a case of prone position-related MP after posterior lumbar interbody fusion at the L3-4 and reviewed the literature with discussion on the incidence, pathogenesis, and possible risk factors related to this entity.
Key Words: Meralgia paresthetica (MP); Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN); Prone position; Posterior spinal surgery
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