Sacral nerve stimulation for treatment of chronic intractable anorectal pain -a case report-

Korean J Pain. 2010 Mar;23(1):60-4. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2010.23.1.60. Epub 2010 Mar 10.


Despite recent methodological advancement of the practical pain medicine, many cases of the chronic anorectal pain have been intractable. A 54-year-old female patient who had a month history of a constant severe anorectal pain was referred to our clinic for further management. No organic or functional pathology was found. In spite of several modalities of management, such as medications and nerve blocks had been applied, the efficacy of such treatments was not long-lasting. Eventually, she underwent temporary then subsequent permanent sacral nerve stimulation. Her sequential numerical rating scale for pain and pain disability index were markedly improved. We report a successful management of the chronic intractable anorectal pain via permanent sacral nerve stimulation. But further controlled studies may be needed.

Keywords: anorectal pain; sacral nerve stimulation.

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