Journal article

Pudendal Neuralgia Fact or Fiction?

Kobi Stav, Peter L Dwyer, Les Roberts

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2009

Abstract

PURPOSE: To review the condition of pudendal neuralgia (PN) and its role in chronic pelvic pain in women. METHODS: A Medline search for articles published before April, 2008 was done using a list of terms related to PN including: pudendal nerve, neuralgia, chronic pelvic pain syndromes, and entrapment neuropathies. RESULTS: The prevalence of PN is unknown and it seems to be a rare event. The main feature is neuralgic pain in the distribution of the pudendal nerve. The most common patient's profile is a patient who had seen multiple physicians, with no evidence of organ disease, normal urogynecological and colorectal evaluations, and failed multiple pharmacologic treatments. The cause of the ..

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