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Cryoneurolysis for Post-hysterectomy Scar Neuralgia: An Innovative Management Approach

Laxmi Pathak, Khaja J Khan, Gautam Das

Keywords : Cryoablation, Cryoneurolysis, Post scar neuralgia

Citation Information : Pathak L, Khan KJ, Das G. Cryoneurolysis for Post-hysterectomy Scar Neuralgia: An Innovative Management Approach. J Recent Adv Pain 2019; 5 (3):83-84.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10046-0145

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-02-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


When a small skin nerve is injured or squeezed by the scar tissue, it may cause pain in the scar tissue. Patient with pain after abdominal hysterectomy, a common gynecological operation, can be an ideal model for postoperative pain studies. Cryoneurolysis of nerves is the technique used to treat neuropathic pain, but the report on its use to treat postoperative abdominal scar neuralgia is not available. So we present a case report of a 39-year-old female patient who complained of burning and excruciating pain over her post hysterectomy scar since the last 4 years which did not relieve even with conservative medical management. We gave a diagnostic block along the scar tissue and found positive result. Then we did cryoneurolysis of the scar tissue under ultrasonography guidance, after which patient had significant pain relief.

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