Anterior Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome in a Pediatric Patient Previously Diagnosed With Functional Abdominal Pain: A Case Report

Matthew DiGiusto, M-Irfan Suleman

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Abstract

Chronic abdominal pain is common in children and adolescents but challenging to diagnose, because practitioners may be concerned about missing serious occult disease. Abdominal wall pain is an often ignored etiology for chronic abdominal pain. Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome causes abdominal wall pain but is frequently overlooked. Correctly diagnosing patients with anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome is important because nerve block interventions are highly successful in the remittance of pain. Here, we present the case of a pediatric patient who received a diagnosis of functional abdominal pain but experienced pain remittance after receiving a trigger-point injection and transverse abdominis plane block.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-136
Number of pages3
JournalA&A practice
Volume11
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Nerve Compression Syndromes
Abdominal Pain
Pediatrics
Skin
Abdominal Wall
Chronic Pain
Economics
Trigger Points
Pain
Nerve Block
Injections

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Anterior Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome in a Pediatric Patient Previously Diagnosed With Functional Abdominal Pain : A Case Report. / DiGiusto, Matthew; Suleman, M-Irfan.

In: A&A practice, Vol. 11, No. 5, 01.09.2018, p. 134-136.

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