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An unusual case of thigh adductor weakness: obturator nerve ganglion
  1. A H Schwabegger,
  2. M Shafighi,
  3. R Gurunluoglu
  1. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Quality Control in Plastic Surgery, Leopold-Franzens University Clinic Innsbruck, Austria
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr A H Schwabegger
 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria;

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A 34 year old sportsman suffered from thigh adduction weakness and moderate adductor muscle atrophy with unspecific pain at the pelvic region. After deterioration of the symptoms and exclusion of muscle lesion by ultrasound, neurological examination and EMG diagnosed an isolated obturator motor neuropathy. A tumour measuring 3×2×1.5 cm was detected by MRI and sonographically guided biopsy confirmed mucous content of the cyst. …

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