Publication
Title
Sacral neuromodulation as a treatment for neuropathic clitoral pain after abdominal hysterectomy
Author
Abstract
Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) may be beneficial in the treatment of patients with chronic pelvic pain, although it is not an FDA-approved indication. We present a case of a 51-year-old patient that presented with symptoms of lower urinary tract dysfunction and clitoral pain after an abdominal hysterectomy. Electrophysiological evaluation suggested a pudendal nerve lesion. After failure of conservative treatment, she was offered SNM as a treatment for her voiding symptoms. During test stimulation, she experienced only moderate improvement in voiding symptoms, but a striking improvement in pain symptoms. She underwent a two-stage implantation of a neurostimulator with a successful outcome after 6 months follow-up. The results of this report suggest that SNM may be effective in patients with neuropathic pelvic pain.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International urogynecology journal / International Urogynecological Association. - London
Publication
London : 2010
ISSN
0937-3462
Volume/pages
21:10(2010), p. 1305-1307
ISI
000281682900019
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 03.10.2013
Last edited 21.06.2017