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How is genitofemoral nerve treated?

How is genitofemoral nerve treated?

Once a diagnosis has been made, there exist several treatment options for genitofemoral neuralgia ranging from medical management, non-invasive injections, and surgery. Literature has also brought light to radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation performed under ultrasound guidance as emerging treatments.

How do you treat Ilioinguinal nerve pain?

Initial treatment of ilioinguinal neuralgia will usually consist of anti-neuropathic, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and weak opioid medication. Qutenza patches can also be considered as a conservative method of localised treatment.

What muscles does the genitofemoral nerve innervate?

Genitofemoral nerve
To lumboinguinal, genital branch
Innervates cremaster muscle Anterior scrotum in males Mons pubis in females
Latin Nervus genitofemoralis Nervus genitalifemoralis

How do you block a genitofemoral nerve?

The femoral branch of the genitofemoral nerve is blocked by identifying the middle third of the inguinal ligament. After preparation of the skin with antiseptic solution, 3 to 5 mL of 1% lidocaine is infiltrated subcutaneously just below the ligament (see Fig. 81.2).

How is ilioinguinal nerve damage diagnosed?

Most of the time, a diagnosis is made from reviewing the patient’s clinical history, performing a risk factors assessment and a clinical examination. Nerve blocks may be conducted using an anesthetic agent to identify whether the ilioinguinal nerve fibers or genitofemoral nerve fibers are involved.

What is a genitofemoral nerve block?

Genitofemoral nerve blocks are minimally invasive injections intended to relieve chronic pain in the groin or pelvic region. These nerve blocks can help in the diagnosis of chronic groin, testicular, penile, and pelvic pain conditions.