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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0520103045.
Published online Oct 22, 2010. doi:  10.1136/bcr.05.2010.3045
PMCID: PMC3027788
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Femoral nerve palsy secondary to traumatic iliacus haematoma—a young athlete's injury
Iain R Murray,1 Fergus J Perks,2 Ian Beggs,2 and Matthew Moran1
1Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
2Department of Radiology, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Correspondence to Iain R Murray, Iain.Murray/at/
Femoral neuropathy secondary to iliacus haematoma in the absence of a bleeding diathesis is rare. Of the few documented cases in the literature, most have occurred in adolescents participating in sport. We report a case of femoral nerve palsy complicating an iliacus haematoma occurring in a young person with minimal trauma that resolved with non-operative management. Although rare, iliacus haematoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of groin pain as the number of children and young adults participating in sport increases.
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