• Users Online: 182
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 125-127

Is iatrogenic sciatic nerve neuropathy following thigh lift surgery uncommon and preventable?


Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Kartal Dr. Lütfi Kırdar City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Cagla Cicek
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Kartal Dr. Lütfi Kırdar City Hospital, Istanbul
Turkey
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjps.tjps_37_22

Get Permissions

Obesity is a serious public health problem, and bariatric surgery that is applied for obesity-related morbidities has led to a decrease in obesity-related morbidities and can also improve the quality of life of patients. Plastic, reconstructive, and esthetic surgery plays a major role in the management of skin laxity after bariatric surgery and is therefore generally considered a necessity. However, body contouring surgery can also be associated with some devastating complications. We present a case who developed sciatic nerve neuropathy after medial thigh lift surgery. Complete functional loss of the sciatic nerve was found by clinical and electroneurographic examination on the right side, and full nerve conductance recovery was obtained after 7 months in the patient. It is important to raise awareness about the fact that this significant complication, although rare, can occur even with such a benign and easy procedure and that it is readily reversible with prompt diagnosis and early treatment.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed104    
    Printed4    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded22    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal