Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Block

Vol 3 | Issue 1 | January-June 2022 | Page 19-22 | Trishul Muniraju, Murali Thondebhavi

DOI: 10.13107/ijra.2022.v03i01.049


Authors: Trishul Muniraju [1], Murali Thondebhavi [1]

[1] Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Trishul Muniraju,
Senior Registrar, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: dr3shul@gmail.com


Abstract


The Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve is a sensory nerve with a lot of anatomical variations. This article reviews the
latest updates in defining the anatomy of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. By understanding the anatomical
variations and the presence of a lateral femoral cutaneous nerve canal it is easier to locate the nerve under sonography and improve the accuracy of blocks. This nerve block is important in both acute post-operative pain and chronic pain condition, also known as Meralgia paresthetica.
Keywords: Meralgia paresthetica, LFCN canal, LFCN Anatomy


References


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3. Tomaszewski KA, Popieluszko P, Henry BM, Roy J, Sanna B, Kijek MR, et al. The surgical anatomy of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve in the inguinal region: A meta-analysis. Hernia 2016; 20:649-657.
4. Shannon J, Lang SA, Yip RW. Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block revisited: a nerve stimulator technique. Reg Anesth. 1995; 20:100-104.
5. Ng I, Vaghadia H, Choi PT, Helmy N. Ultrasound imaging accurately identifies the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. Anesth Analg. 2008; 107:1070-1074.


How to Cite this Article: Muniraju T, Thondebhavi M | Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Block | International Journal of Regional Anaesthesia | January-June 2022; 3(1): 19-22.

 


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