Meralgia Paraesthetica

Meralgia paresthetica or Meralgia paraesthetica (UK/Australian spelling) (me-ral'-gee-a par-es-thet'-i-ka) (or Bernhardt-Roth syndrome), is numbness or pain in the outer thigh not caused by injury to the thigh, but by injury to a nerve that extends from the thigh to the spinal column.

This chronic neurological disorder involves a single nerve, namely the lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh (also called the Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve or Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Neuropathy). The term meralgia paraesthetica comprises four Greek roots, which together denote "thigh pain with anomalous perception".

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