Alcock canal syndrome is a rare entrapment neuropathy of the pudendal nerve. We report a case of perineal neuralgia where pudendal nerve compression was due to fibrosis of the obturator internus muscle following an injury of the muscle. After being misdiagnosed for 2 years, the patient was diagnosed only after a combined neurophysiologic and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) investigation. This case underlines the importance of performing focused neurophysiologic and neuroimaging studies in patients with neuropathic perineal pain in order to reach a correct diagnosis.

Insola, A., Granata, G., Padua, L., Alcock canal syndrome due to obturator internus muscle fibrosis, <<MUSCLE & NERVE>>, 2010; 42 (3): 431-432 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/6234]

Alcock canal syndrome due to obturator internus muscle fibrosis

Granata, Giuseppe;Padua, Luca
2010

Abstract

Alcock canal syndrome is a rare entrapment neuropathy of the pudendal nerve. We report a case of perineal neuralgia where pudendal nerve compression was due to fibrosis of the obturator internus muscle following an injury of the muscle. After being misdiagnosed for 2 years, the patient was diagnosed only after a combined neurophysiologic and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) investigation. This case underlines the importance of performing focused neurophysiologic and neuroimaging studies in patients with neuropathic perineal pain in order to reach a correct diagnosis.
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Insola, A., Granata, G., Padua, L., Alcock canal syndrome due to obturator internus muscle fibrosis, <<MUSCLE & NERVE>>, 2010; 42 (3): 431-432 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/6234]
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