Einstein (São Paulo)
Print version ISSN 1679-4508
PINTO, Antonio Cardoso; MACEA, José Rafael and PECORARO, Marcello Toscano. Femoral nerve neuropathy after the psoas hitch procedure. Einstein (São Paulo) [online]. 2012, vol.10, n.3, pp. 371-373. ISSN 1679-4508. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-45082012000300020.
Femoral nerve neuropathy as a complication from abdominopelvic surgery was firstly described in 1896, by Gumpertz, in a case report of femoral nerve injury following hysterectomy. The authors report two cases of femoral nerve neuropathy following psoas hitch vesicopexy in ureteral reimplantation, and to discuss the etiology and clinical manifestations of this complication. Femoral nerve neuropathy secondary to psoas hitch is a rare complication, although it should be considered during the surgical procedure, as well as in postoperative care.
Keywords : Peripheral nervous system diseases [etiology]; Psoas Muscle; Ureter [surgery]; Postoperative complications; Suture techniques; Case reports.