Hernia

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 369–371

Pulsed radiofrequency for the treatment of chronic ilioinguinal neuropathy

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10029-007-0191-x

Cite this article as:
Mitra, R., Zeighami, A. & Mackey, S. Hernia (2007) 11: 369. doi:10.1007/s10029-007-0191-x

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.

Keywords

Pulsed radiofrequency Ilioinguinal neuropathy 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stanford University Interventional Spine CenterStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiaStanford University Pain CenterStanfordUSA

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