Randomized clinical trial of trigger point infiltration with lidocaine to diagnose anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome.

@article{Boelens2013RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized clinical trial of trigger point infiltration with lidocaine to diagnose anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome.},
  author={Oliver B. A. Boelens and Marc R. M. Scheltinga and Saskia Houterman and Rudi M. H. Roumen},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={217-21}
}
BACKGROUND Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES) is hardly considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic abdominal pain. Some even doubt the existence of such a syndrome and attribute reported successful treatment results to a placebo effect. The objective was to clarify the role of local anaesthetic injection in diagnosing ACNES. The hypothesis was that pain attenuation following lidocaine injection would be greater than that after saline injection. METHODS Patients aged… CONTINUE READING
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