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Dr. Mark, Neurologist (MD)
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Experience:  Neurosurgeon - Brain, spine, and peripheral nerve surgery
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My 21 year old daughter lives in Saratoga Springs, UT. She

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My 21 year old daughter lives in Saratoga Springs, UT. She has been diagnosed with Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment after years of testing.. She has had 2 injections with little relief and the pain clinic suggested she find a GI surgeon. I don't even know where to start. What kind of surgeon can help her?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

I am sorry about your daughter.

Patients who do not respond to repetitive local trigger point injections can be offered a surgical approach. Terminal branches of an intercostal nerve are removed at the level of the anterior sheath of the rectus abdominal muscle (‘anterior neurectomy’)

Several larger series demonstrated a successful response in approximately two out of three patients

you should consult with a general surgeon and a neurosurgeon to see who can do this anterior neurectomy procedure.

let me know if you have questions.