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Table 3 Nerve injury, degree of severity, motor loss, sensory loss, and regression evaluated after EMG-ENG

From: Femoral nerve injury in gynecologic surgery: medico-legal issues for best surgical practices

Case Nerve injury Degree of severity (0–5)a Motor loss Sensory loss Regression
1 Femoral (left) Axonotmesis (3) Yes Yes < 8 months
2 Femoral (left) Neuropraxia (1) - Yes < 6 months
3 Femoral (right) Neuropraxia (2) Yes Yes < 6 months
4 Femoral (right)
Pudendal (right)
Axonotmesis (3) Yes Yes < 10 months (femoral nerve)
Persistence (right pudendal nerve)b
5 Femoral (left) Neurotmesis (5) Yes Yes Persistence
6 Ilioinguinal (left) Axonotmesis (3) Yes Yes < 8 months
7 Femoral (left) Axonotmesis (3) Yes Yes < 8 months
8 Femoral (left) Axonotmesis (5) Yes Yes Persistence
9 Femoral (right) Axonotmesis (3) Yes Yes < 8 months
10 Femoral (left) Axonotmesis (2) Yes Yes < 6 months
11 Femoral (left)
Lateral femoral cutaneous
Neurotmesis (4) Yes Yes Persistence
12 Femoral (left)
Obturator
Axonotmesis (3) Yes Yes < 8 months
  1. aAccording to the MRC criteria [4]
  2. bThe femoral neuropathy regressed after 6 months but sufferance in the right pudendal nerve persisted