Which findings are common in diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

Updated: Jan 04, 2021
  • Author: Divakara Kedlaya, MBBS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Several findings commonly are reported in patients with diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy. These include asymmetrical pain in the hip, buttock, or thigh and proximal weakness in the quadriceps, hip adductors, and iliopsoas muscles. Diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy often occurs in conjunction with significant recent weight loss (commonly 10-40 pounds) and is associated with poor glycemic control. [28]


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