Case Reports/Case SeriesBilateral Femoral Neuropathy After Massive Toxic Ingestion in a Suicide AttemptMathis, Stéphane MD; Boisguéheneuc, Foucaud du MD; Godenèche, Gaëlle MD; Ansquer, Solène MD; Neau, Jean-Philippe MDAuthor Information Department of Neurology, CHU Poitiers, University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: Stéphane Mathis, MD, Department of Neurology, CHU Poitiers, University of Poitiers, 2 rue de la Milétrie, 86021 Poitiers, France. E-mail: [email protected]. The Neurologist: March 2012 - Volume 18 - Issue 2 - p 70-72 doi: 10.1097/NRL.0b013e318247b9bf Buy Metrics Abstract Introduction: Bilateral femoral nerve injury can occur after various surgical and nonsurgical processes, but has rarely been reported. Case Report: We describe a case of bilateral femoral neuropathy after a suicide attempt in a 41-year-old woman. We suggest a stretch mechanism to explain this observation. We also discuss the other causes of bilateral nerve palsy, usually secondary to a compressive injury, with a review of the medical literature. Conclusions: The patient reported is the first in the literature to have suffered from bilateral femoral nerve palsy after a suicide attempt. Half of the reported cases are secondary to a surgical process (particularly abdominopelvic surgery). If a compressive origin is most frequent, a stretch mechanism may at times explain a bilateral femoral neuropathy. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.