Femoral neuropathy secondary to anticoagulant therapy

Int Surg. May-Jun 1980;65(3):279-81.


Two patients with femoral neuropathy resulting from compression by spontaneous hematoma of the iliopsoas muscle while on anticoagulant therapy, were definitively diagnosed preoperatively by CT scan. Early decompression of the femoral nerve, after correcting the coagulopathy, is recommended to assure optimal chances for relief of pain and recovery of neurological function.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Femoral Nerve*
  • Hematoma / chemically induced
  • Hematoma / complications
  • Heparin / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscular Diseases / chemically induced
  • Muscular Diseases / complications
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology*
  • Pelvis
  • Warfarin / adverse effects*


  • Warfarin
  • Heparin