Intercostal Nerve Entrapment: Abdomen
Intercostal nerve entrapment is rarely considered as a cause of abdominal wall pain, even though the pain is usually dermatomal in nature and therefore should be readily apparent. A history of lower chest or upper abdominal injury (trauma, surgery, or infection) should alert the clinician to the possibility of intercostal neuralgia.
KeywordsIntercostal neuralgia Intercostal nerve entrapment Intercostal nerve syndrome Subgastric neuralgia Subcostal neuralgia Abdominal wall pain Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment (ACNE) syndrome
Physical exam of the intercostal nerves (MOV 49860 kb)
Landmark-guided injection of the intercostal nerves (MOV 51892 kb)