Lumbosacral plexus stretch injury following the use of the modified lithotomy position.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The modified lithotomy position is used to provide simultaneous operative exposure to the abdomen and perineum. We report 3 lumbosacral plexus complications following use of this position. A mechanism involving stretch secondary to hyperabduction seems most likely. Electromyography is helpful in the diagnosis and the prognosis seems to be good.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Flanagan, WF; Webster, GD; Brown, MW; Massey, EW

Published Date

  • September 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 134 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 567 - 568

PubMed ID

  • 4032560

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)47300-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States