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Sacral nerve stimulation: an effective treatment for chronic functional anal pain?
|Title||Sacral nerve stimulation: an effective treatment for chronic functional anal pain?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Dudding TC, Thomas GP, Hollingshead JRF, George AT, Stern J, Vaizey CJ|
|Journal||Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland|
|Date Published||2013 Sep|
Chronic idiopathic anal pain is a common condition of unknown aetiology. Patients may have co-existing psychiatric disorders and existing treatments are often ineffective. A small number of published case reports suggest that sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) could treat this condition. This pilot study aimed to investigate the efficacy of SNS for the treatment of chronic anal pain.
|Alternate Journal||Colorectal Dis|