What causes nerve entrapment syndromes of the lower extremity?

Updated: Oct 15, 2019
  • Author: Minoo Hadjari Hollis, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Answer

The genitofemoral nerve or its branches (genital or femoral) can be entrapped throughout its course. Nerve injury occurs most commonly as a complication of surgical procedures involving the lower abdomen.


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