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Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 Jul 08

Reg Anesth Pain Med

Botulinum toxin for chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis: a cohort study of a pain-focused treatment.


Tandon HK, Stratton P, Sinaii N, Shah J, Karp BI
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2019 Jul 08.
PMID: 31289238.


Many women with endometriosis continue to have pelvic pain despite optimal surgical and hormonal treatment; some also have palpable pelvic floor muscle spasm. We describe changes in pain, spasm, and disability after pelvic muscle onabotulinumtoxinA injection in women with endometriosis-associated pelvic pain, a specific population not addressed in prior pelvic pain studies on botulinum toxin.