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Femoral Neuropathy:: A Complication of the Lithotomy Position
  1. Kanti K. Gombar, M.D.*,**,
  2. Sukhbir S. Sangwan, M.S., D.N.B.§,
  3. Satinder Gombar, M.D.**,,
  4. Ram C. Siwach, M.S., D.N.B.,# and
  5. Baljit Singh, M.D.**,
  1. **From the Departments of Anaesthesia and
  2. Orthopaedies, Medical College and Hospital, Rohtak, India.
  3. *Reader.
  4. Lecturer.
  5. Registrar.
  6. §Associate Professor.
  7. #Lecturer.
  1. Address reprint requests to Kanti K. Gombar, M.D., Head, Department of Anaesthesia, Medical College and Hospital, Rohtak 124001, India.


There are a limited number of reports of femoral neuropathy after surgery in the lithotomy position. Four patients who developed this complication are described.

  • Neuropathy
  • femoral.

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