Bilateral lumbosacral plexopathy after femoral vein dialysis: Synopsis of a case Plexopathie lombosacrée bilatérale après dialyse de la veine fémorale: À propos d'un cas

KAYMAK B., Özçakal L., ÇETİN A., Erol Ö., Akoǧlu H.

Revue du Rhumatisme (Edition Francaise), vol.71, no.7, pp.633-635, 2004 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rhum.2003.06.006
  • Journal Name: Revue du Rhumatisme (Edition Francaise)
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.633-635
  • Keywords: Femoral vein dialysis, Lumbosacral plexopathy, Retroperitoneal hematoma
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Femoral vein dialysis is a technique applied in many clinics. Hemorrhagic complications following the procedure either directly due to the femoral catheterization itself in the early period or less with concomitant late neurological impairments may pose serious challenges to the clinician. Likewise in this report, we are presenting a dialysis patient with bilateral retroperitoneal hematomas causing bilateral lumbosacral plexopathies to our best knowledge the first in the literature. We have also touched upon its prompt diagnosis and treatment. © 2003 Elsevier SAS. Tous droits réservés.