Femoral nerve palsy caused by a self-retaining polyretractor during major pelvic surgery

Carlo Corbu, Fabio Campodonico, Paolo Traverso, Giorgio Carmignani

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Abstract

Postoperative femoral neuropathy is not a well-recognized complication in urology. We report 2 cases of femoral nerve palsy due to compression ascribed to the use of the self-retaining retractor. In the first case, the left femoral nerve was injured, and in the second case nerve injury was bilateral and synchronous. The clinical symptoms were a weakness of the quadriceps muscle and sensory anesthesia of the surrounding skin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-68
Number of pages3
JournalUrologia Internationalis
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Femoral neuropathy
  • Self-retaining retractor
  • Surgical complication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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