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Case Studies | Anaesthesiology | India | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022
Management of Meralgia Paresthetica with Pulsed Radio Frequency Ablation of the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve and Dorsal Root Ganglion at L2 & L3 Level
Dr. K. V. D. Praveen  | Dr. Paladugula Prasanna | Dr. Anitha Sanapala | Dr. A. Shirisha | Dr. Srija P.
Abstract: Meralgia Paresthetica is a neurological condition characterized by burning pain, numbness and tingling sensation along the distribution of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve caused by either entrapment or compression. We report a case in 36 years old female patient presented with a history of pain and paresthesias in the right anterolateral aspect of thigh consistent with Meralgia paresthetica. We performed diagnostic block for lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) which resulted in 90% pain relief. So based on the diagnostic block results we performed pulsed Radiofrequency ablation (PRF) of LFCN and DRG at L2 & L3 spinal segment level at 42?C for 120 seconds for 2 cycles followed by 40mg depomedrol injection at each site. The patient reported long term pain relief after procedure.
Keywords: Meralgia paresthetica, pulsed radiofrequency ablation, PRF, lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, LFCN, dorsal root ganglion, DRG
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,
Pages: 504 - 506