Postoperative Neuropathy in Gynecologic Surgeryl
Abbreviated Journal Title
Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. N. Am.
Postoperative neuropathy; Nerve injury; Postoperative complications; Obstetrics & Gynecology
The development of a postoperative neuropathy is a rare complication that can be devastating to the patient. Most cases of postoperative neuropathy are caused by improper patient positioning and the incorrect placement of surgical retractors. This article presents the nerves that are at greatest risk of injury during gynecologic surgery through a series of vignettes. Suggestions for protection of each nerve are provided.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
"Postoperative Neuropathy in Gynecologic Surgeryl" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 7014.