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Title: Electromyographic findings in ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric nerve entrapment syndrome
Authors: Knockaert, Daniel ×
Boonen, A L
Bruyninckx, Frans
Bobbaers, H J #
Issue Date: 8-Oct-1996
Series Title: Acta Clinica Belgica vol:51 issue:3 pages:156-60
Abstract: The ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric nerve entrapment syndrome is a recognised cause of, usually chronic, lower abdominal pain. Diagnosis is based upon a typical clinical triad and relief of pain by injection of a local anaesthetic. In the present study we assessed the value of abdominal muscle electromyography in 41 patients with a clinical syndrome suggestive of ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric nerve entrapment. Electromyographic abnormalities were detected in 15 of 25 cases (60%) with definite diagnosis and in 6 of 16 (37%) of those with probable diagnosis of ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric nerve entrapment syndrome. The rather low sensitivity and the clinical value of this technique are discussed.
ISSN: 1784-3286
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Physical Medicine and Revalidation Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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