Sacral nerve stimulation: an effective treatment for chronic functional anal pain?

TitleSacral nerve stimulation: an effective treatment for chronic functional anal pain?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDudding TC, Thomas GP, Hollingshead JRF, George AT, Stern J, Vaizey CJ
JournalColorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Volume15
Issue9
Pagination1140-4
Date Published2013 Sep
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0076782
Alternate JournalColorectal Dis