When is surgery indicated for iliohypogastric or ilioinguinal nerve entrapment?

Updated: Oct 15, 2019
  • Author: Minoo Hadjari Hollis, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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When conservative measures are not successful in treating entrapment of the iliohypogastric or ilioinguinal nerve, surgical excision may result in relief of pain with few potential complications (eg, possible neurolysis of the nerve in refractory cases). Surgical excision is more invasive but has had good outcomes in several reports. Krahenbuhl et al reported an endoscopic approach. [52]


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