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2020 Aug 06

Clin Neurol Neurosurg


Dorsal root ganglion stimulation for the treatment of severe intractable pain related to obturator nerve entrapment neuropathy: A case report.


Tolba R, Wickboldt A T, Peairs A, Mohamed H E, Storey M, Abd-Elsayed A
Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2020 Aug 06; 198:106138.
PMID: 32823185.


A 61-year-old Caucasian female, with severe obturator neuropathy following a left pubic ramus fracture was treated successfully with dorsal root ganglion stimulation (DRGS). Both conservative management and a dual-lead dorsal column spinal cord stimulator did not provide effective long-term results. The dorsal root ganglion (DRG) trial was completed five years following the initial fracture, resulting in 90 % pain relief. A permanent device was implanted and after one year, 90 % pain relief was still sustained. DRGS has applicability in future treatment algorithms for patients with mixed nociceptive and neuropathic groin pain refractory to conservative management.