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Agri. 2016 Oct;28(4):194-198. doi: 10.5505/agri.2015.32657.

Pulsed radiofrequency treatment of piriformis syndrome in a pregnant patient with malignant mesenchymal tumor.

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Department of Anesthesiology and Algology, Gaziantep University Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey.


Cancer is frequently seen in women of reproductive age. Diagnosis, management of treatment, and safety of the therapeutic approach are particularly important for these patients. Presently described is pain management in a case of pregnancy with malignant mesenchymal tumor. A 23-year-old woman in 30th gestational week presented with severe pain in right hip and back of the right thigh. Piriformis block successfully decreased pain and was followed by pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) to the piriformis muscle. PRF, as a non-neurodestructive method, is a safe and effective method to treat cancer pain in a pregnant patient.

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