Ultrasound-guided cryoablation of genitofemoral nerve for chronic inguinal pain.

@article{Campos2009UltrasoundguidedCO,
  title={Ultrasound-guided cryoablation of genitofemoral nerve for chronic inguinal pain.},
  author={N. Ayres de Campos and John H Chiles and Anthony R Plunkett},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={997-1000}
}
BACKGROUND Cryotechnology is a modality of renewed interest in pain management. It is safe and effective when used to treat neuropathies of sensory and mixed nerves. Cryoablation, in general, is devoid of the risk of neuroma formation and can provide several weeks to months of adequate pain relief. Traditionally, cryoablation was applied blindly to the target area. The use of ultrasound guidance may improve the efficacy and reduce morbidity. We report a case of a successful cryoablation of the… CONTINUE READING

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