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Here we report on the use of neurolytic block of ganglion impar (ganglion of Walther) for the management of intractable chronic pelvic pain, which is common enough to be recognized as a problem by gynecologists, likely to be difficult to diagnose and even more challenging to manage. Following failure in controlling the symptoms with pharmacological(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic pelvic pain syndrome occurs in 4-14% of women. Pain pathomechanism in this syndrome is complex, as it is common to observe the features of nociceptive, inflammatory, neuropathic and psychogenic pain. The common findings in women with pelvic pain are endometriosis and pelvic adhesions. OBJECTIVE Aim of the study was to test the(More)
BACKGROUND Sympathetic system involvement in postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) has been targeted using peripheral sympathetic nerve blocks for a number of years with variable efficacy. The aim of this report is to present the outcomes of PHN management with concomitant use of pharmacological treatment and sympathetic nerve blocks. METHODS We retrospectively(More)
INTRODUCTION 5% lidocaine medicated plasters (5% LMP) have been appointed as a first-line treatment for post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), while formerly used sympathetic nerve blocks (SNBs) were recently denied their clinical efficacy. The aim of this study was to compare the results of PHN management with the use of SNBs and 5% LMP as a first-line treatment.(More)
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