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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 65-66

Case report on incidental diagnosis of nerve sheath tumor in a patient with thigh pain and back pain

1 Department of Anesthesiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 , India
3 Department of Pain Medicine, Daradia Pain Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Jeshnu P Tople
Department of Anesthesiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10046-0140

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We report a case of 28-year-old female who presented with progressively worsening low back pain since 1 year and anterolateral thigh pain since one and half months. Anterolateral thigh pain is not an uncommon condition in pain management practice and it is usually due to entrapment of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. It can be associated with low back pain which can commonly be of diskogenic origin especially in patients of younger age group. On clinical evaluation, prima facie this patient's symptoms appeared to be due to meralgia paresthetica with lumbar diskogenic pain. However, on investigation it has been found that a nerve sheath tumor was responsible for the patient's symptoms. This case underlines the need of an open approach during the evaluation of the patient even if the case appears to have spot diagnosis.

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