Mesh Inguinodynia After Inguinal Herniorrhaphy

  • Starling James R. 

Abstract

Complications after inguinal herniorrhaphy are relatively rare. Postherniorrhaphy chronic inguinodynia (neuralgia) occurs in 1 to 2% of patients. These patients report severe, debilitating pain and pose a difficult ongoing management problem. Treatment modalities have included local analgesics and steroid injections, various drugs, behavioral therapy, cryotherapy, alcohol or phenol injections, and neurectomy or neurolysis. Postherniorrhaphy pain syndromes are thought to be caused by injury to or entrapment of the ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, genitofemoral, or lateral cutaneous nerves. Onset is usually immediate, although delayed onset can occur, possibly due to scarring or neuroma formation.

Keywords

Phenol Amid Neuropathy Polypropylene Neuroma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Starling James R. 
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  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine at PeoriaPeoriaUSA

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