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Femoral Neuropathy MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Femoral Neuropathy
Tree Number(s)
C10.668.829.500.200
Unique ID
D020428
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020428
Scope Note
Disease involving the femoral nerve. The femoral nerve may be injured by ISCHEMIA (e.g., in association with DIABETIC NEUROPATHIES), nerve compression, trauma, COLLAGEN DISEASES, and other disease processes. Clinical features include MUSCLE WEAKNESS or PARALYSIS of hip flexion and knee extension, ATROPHY of the QUADRICEPS MUSCLE, reduced or absent patellar reflex, and impaired sensation over the anterior and medial thigh.
Entry Term(s)
Bernhardt-Roth Syndrome
Femoral Mononeuropathy
Femoral Nerve Diseases
Femoral Nerve Dysfunction
Femoral Neuritis
Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment
Meralgia Paresthetica
Mononeuropathy, Femoral
Neuropathy, Femoral
Previous Indexing
Femoral Nerve (1966-1999)
Neuritis (1966-1999)
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases (1966-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000; for MERALGIA PARESTHETICA see NERVE COMPRESSION SYNDROMES 2010-2018
History Note
2000; for MERALGIA PARESTHETICA use NERVE COMPRESSION SYNDROMES 2010-2018
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2018/02/28
Femoral Neuropathy Preferred
Femoral Nerve Dysfunction Broader
Femoral Neuritis Narrower
Meralgia Paresthetica Narrower
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