CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Arquivos Brasileiros de Neurocirurgia: Brazilian Neurosurgery 2019; 38(02): 141-144
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1685149
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Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome, Case Report and Diagnostic Evaluation

Síndrome de compressão do nervo cutâneo abdominal, relato de caso e avaliação diagnóstica
Jose Fernando Guedes-Correa
1   Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital Universitário Gaffrée e Guinle, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
1   Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital Universitário Gaffrée e Guinle, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
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26. November 2018

19. Februar 2019

02. April 2019 (online)


Abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment is a rarely diagnosed condition that leads to intense neuropathic pain in the anterolateral wall of the abdomen. Generally, it is triggered by some factor implied in the increase of the pressure on the nerve in its passage by the abdominal wall. Its most important differential diagnosis is pain of visceral origin.

We present a case in which the clinical findings confirmed on ultrasound and other imaging tests established the diagnosis and in which the noninvasive treatment was effective.


A compressão do nervo cutâneo abdominal é uma condição raramente diagnosticada que causa dor neuropática intensa na parede anterolateral do abdome. Geralmente, ela é iniciada por algum fator implicado no aumento da pressão sobre o nervo na passagem deste pela parede abdominal. Seu diagnóstico diferencial mais importante é a dor de origem visceral.

Apresentamos um caso no qual os achados clínicos confirmados por ultrassonografia e por outros exames de imagem firmaram o diagnóstico e no qual o tratamento não invasivo foi efetivo.


We declare that the present manuscript has not been previously published in whole or in part or submitted elsewhere for review and we report no conflicts of interest concerning the materials or methods used in the present study or the findings specified in the present paper.

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