International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 21, Issue 12, pp 1553–1558

Sacral neuromodulation stimulation for IC/PBS, chronic pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction

Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00192-010-1281-3

Cite this article as:
Fariello, J.Y. & Whitmore, K. Int Urogynecol J (2010) 21: 1553. doi:10.1007/s00192-010-1281-3


This study aims to review the use of sacral neuromodulation in the patient population with painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis (PBS/IC), chronic pelvic pain (CPP), and sexual dysfunction. A literature review of the current research was carried out. This article highlights the current research findings and uses of sacral neuromodulation in patients with PBS/IC, CPP, vulvar vestibulitis, and erectile dysfunction. Current research on sacral neuromodulation on the abovementioned patient population has shown potential efficacy in pilot studies, though larger, multi-centered trials with long-term follow-up are needed.


Chronic pelvic pain Interstitial cystitis Painful bladder syndrome Sacral neuromodulation Sexual dysfunction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Pelvic and Sexual Health InstitutePhiladelphiaUSA