Pulsed radiofrequency for the treatment of chronic ilioinguinal neuropathy
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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.
To examine the efficacy of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) lesioning on pain in ilioinguinal neuropathy.
A 58-year old man with chronic ilioinguinal neuropathy was treated with PRF and was followed for 3 months.
The patient had significant pain relief at 3 months follow up.
Pulsed radiofrequency lesioning may be a good treatment for chronic ilioinguinal neuropathy in cases refractory to conservative management.
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- 1. Stanford University Interventional Spine Center, 300 Pasteur Dr., Edwards Building, Rm. R105B, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA
- 2. Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University Pain Center, 780 Welch Road, Suite 208F, Stanford, CA, 94304, USA