NEUROLOGICAL PICTURE: An unusual case of thigh adductor weakness: obturator nerve ganglion

Schwabegger, A. H.; Shafighi, M.; Gurunluoglu, R.
May 2004
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;May2004, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p775
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the unusual case of thigh adductor weakness. A 34 year old sportsman suffered from thigh adduction weakness and moderate adductor muscle atrophy with unspecific pain at the pelvic region. After deterioration of the symptoms and exclusion of muscle lesion by ultrasound, neurological examination and EMG diagnosed an isolated obturator motor neuropathy. Obturator neuropathy due to a ganglion is a rare entity that requires a continuing investigation to verify the exact diagnosis. Surgical treatment is usually successful when performed early, tumour growth may cause irreversible axonal injury and muscle palsy.


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