Femoral neuropathy caused by an iliopsoas bursal cyst

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✓ This case presents a rare occurrence of femoral neuropathy due to iliopsoas bursitis as a consequence of hip osteoarthritis. A computerized tomography scan of the hip revealed a smooth-walled nonenhancing cystic mass adjacent to the hip joint and elevating the components of the homolateral femoral triangle. The differential diagnosis and operative management of this entity are reviewed.

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Address reprint requests to: Michael H. Lavyne, M.D., The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, 525 East 68th Street, New York, New York 10021.

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    Computerized tomography scan (upper) and corresponding explanatory drawing (lower) before contrast infusion showing the smooth-walled lesion (arrows) directly below the femoral triangle, elevating the adjacent nerve, artery, and vein. After intravenous infusion of contrast material, the femoral artery, vein, and lesion wall enhanced; however, the centrum of the cavity did not.

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    Ultrasonographic examination of the smooth-walled lesion showing it to be without echo, and, therefore, cystic.

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