Complete femoral nerve block following blind ilioinguinal local anaesthetic blockade for inguinal hernia repair

General Surgery And Anaesthesia
10.1102/1470-5206.2003.0001
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Complete femoral nerve block following blind ilioinguinal local anaesthetic blockade for inguinal hernia repair

Inadvertent femoral nerve palsy has been previously described following ilioinguinal nerve block. At a time when increasing numbers of inguinal hernia repairs are being performed as day case procedures, it is important to raise the awareness of this potential complication. We present one such case, which required admission.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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