Management of medically intractable genitofemoral and ilioingunal neuralgia

Feridun Acar, Mevci Ozdemir, Fatih Bayrakli, Bayram Cirak, Erdal Coskun, Kim BurcHiel

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Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of invasive procedures in medically intractable genitofemoral and ilioingunal neuralgia. Ma terIal and Methods: This is a prospective study of 20 patients with genitofemoral and ilioinguinal neuralgias who were treated at our medical center between 2007 and 2011. Genitofemoral and ilioinguinal nerve blocks were performed in all cases after medical treatment had failed to alleviate the patients' pain. Neurectomy was performed for the patients whose pain did not improve. Patient histories, physical examinations and visual analogue scale scores before and after treatments were analyzed. Results: Fourteen (70%) of the patients were treated with nerve blocks and six (30%) of the patients whose pain did not improve with nerve block application underwent neurectomy which resulted in pain relief. ConclusIon: For patients with medically intractable genitofemoral and ilioinguinal neuralgias, nerve blocks and neurectomies can be applied safely for pain control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)753-757
Number of pages5
JournalTurkish Neurosurgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2013


  • Chronic pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Neurectomy
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Pain management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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