Turkish Neurosurgery 2020 , Vol 30 , Num 1
The Correlation of Meralgia Paresthetica and Spinal Surgery in Prone Position
Serdar ERCAN1,Zeki Serdar ATAIZI2,Kemal ERTILAV3
1Eskisehir City Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Eskisehir, Turkey
2Yunus Emre State Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Eskisehir, Turkey
3Suleyman Demirel University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Isparta, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.26919-19.3 AIM: To investigate the incidence, risk factors, and recovery of patients with meralgia paresthetica (MP) following posterior spine surgery.

MATERIAL and METHODS: Patients who underwent posterior spine surgeries in prone position at the authors’ clinics were included in this study. Patients with preoperative MP were excluded.

RESULTS: Among the 560 patients who underwent spine surgery in prone position, 117 (21%) had impaired sensation along the anterolateral aspect of the thigh. One hundred three of them were treated with conservative treatment, whereas 14 underwent surgery for MP.

CONCLUSION: Conservative treatment is the first option for MP. Patients who do not recover with conservative treatment may undergo surgical treatment. Keywords : Meralgia paresthetica, Spine, Prone, Entrapment neuropathy

Corresponding author : Serdar ERCAN, srdrercn@gmail.com