MRI’s Don’t Help in Post Hernia Surgery Pain Management

Though faith runs high in MRI’s – in Post hernia pain issues they do not help


J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Jun;208(6):1023-8; discussion 1028-9.
MRI and pathology in persistent postherniotomy pain.
Aasvang EK, Jensen KE, Fiirgaard B, Kehlet H.  abstract here

Post hernia problems must be high, as I get many hits for articles related to this. While researching MRI issues, I came across this article:

  • 32 cases MRI scanned
  • all they could find was
    “contrast enhancement in groin” ,
    Pathologic changes in the form of “contrast enhancement in groin,” “edema,” and “spermatic cord caliber increased”
  • there was poor inter-observer reliability and no useful information

Comment – what people really need with post hernia pains are selective nerve blocks to ilioinguinal (most common issue) and genitofemoral nerves. Now ultrasound guidance make this more easily localized. airmaxstienda airmaxstienda

This entry was posted in neuropathic, Post Hernia. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.