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2022 Nov 28


Comparing the Efficacy of Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation With Conventional Medical Management in Patients With Chronic Postsurgical Inguinal Pain: Post Hoc Analyzed Results of the SMASHING Study.


Mol F, Scheltinga M, Roumen R, Wille F, Gültuna I, Kallewaard J-W, Elzinga L, van de Minkelis J, Nijhuis H, Stronks DL, Huygen FJPM
Neuromodulation. 2022 Nov 28.
PMID: 36456417.


Approximately 10% of patients who undergo inguinal hernia repair or Pfannenstiel incision develop chronic (> three months) postsurgical inguinal pain (PSIP). If medication or peripheral nerve blocks fail, a neurectomy is the treatment of choice. However, some patients do not respond to this treatment. In such cases, stimulation of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) appears to significantly reduce chronic PSIP in selected patients.