Intraoperative injury of obturator nerve is a rare complication that may occur in gyno-oncologic procedures when a radical pelvic surgery is performed. In five years 1.584 oncologic patients were admitted to our clinic for surgery for gynecological cancers and the obturator nerve injury was an intra-operative complication occurred in three patients. In two women, a complete lesion of the obturator nerve due to ultrasonic devices was described, in the third case, the injury was caused by the use of electric scissors. In all cases the nerve repair was performed by a gynecologist with a complete and spontaneous resolution of the symptoms within three months after surgery.
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