Groin pain syndrome: pulsed radiofrequency
associated to laparoscopic retroperitoneal approach

published in January - February 2017 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.1
Gian Nicola Bisciotti, Alessio Auci, Francesco Di Marzo, Maria Federica Parra, Gabriella Cassaghi

The groin pain (in the supply area of ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric and genitofemoral nerves) persisting after transabdominal preperitoneal bilateral hernia repair is an increasingly frequent clinical framework during the treatment of groin pain syndrome. The pain can be either nociceptive or neuropathic. In the case of neuropathic pain, after pharmacological therapy failure, is often proposed to the patient a neurectomy surgery. An interesting procedure alternative to neurectomy is represented by pulsed radiofrequency therapy.