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Hernia. 2007 Aug;11(4):369-71. Epub 2007 Feb 2.

Pulsed radiofrequency for the treatment of chronic ilioinguinal neuropathy.

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Stanford University Interventional Spine Center, 300 Pasteur Dr., Edwards Building, Rm. R105B, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. rmitra@stanford.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Ilioinguinal neuropathy is a rare but disabling condition. The condition may arise spontaneously or in the setting of pelvic surgery. To date, most therapeutic options have been limited to neuropathic pain medications, anti-inflammatory medications, nerve blocks with local anesthetics, or neurectomy. Long-term results of non-surgical interventions are fair at best. We present a case of chronic ilioinguinal neuropathy treated with pulsed radiofrequency.

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the efficacy of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) lesioning on pain in ilioinguinal neuropathy.

METHOD:

A 58-year old man with chronic ilioinguinal neuropathy was treated with PRF and was followed for 3 months.

RESULTS:

The patient had significant pain relief at 3 months follow up.

CONCLUSION:

Pulsed radiofrequency lesioning may be a good treatment for chronic ilioinguinal neuropathy in cases refractory to conservative management.

PMID:
17273814
PMCID:
PMC2914602
DOI:
10.1007/s10029-007-0191-x
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