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OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of peripheral nerve stimulation on neuropathic testicular pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A 30-year-old man with a four-year history of chronic testicular pain following scrotal hydrocele surgery had two percutaneous leads implanted in his groin and low-frequency stimulation of the cutaneous branch of the ilioinguinal and genital branch of the genitofemoral nerves. RESULT: At seven-month follow-up, the pain intensity had declined from 9/10 to 2/10 on the numeric rating scale. CONCLUSION: We report the successful implantation of an ilioinguinal and genitofemoral nerve stimulator for sustained suppression of intractable neuropathic testicular pain.

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/j.1525-1403.2011.00421.x

Type

Journal article

Journal

Neuromodulation

Publication Date

03/2013

Volume

16

Pages

121 - 124

Keywords

Adult, Chronic Pain, Follow-Up Studies, Groin, Humans, Inguinal Canal, Male, Pain, Postoperative, Peripheral Nerves, Testicular Diseases, Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation