Labat et al proposed criteria for pudendal neuralgia secondary to nerve entrapment. The authors are from CHU Hotel-Dieu in Nantes, France.



(1) pure gluteal, hypogastric or coccygeal pain

(2) paroxysmal pain only

(3) pruritis only

(4) presence of an alternative diagnosis that can explain the clinical findings (presence of abnormalities on imaging studies capable of explaining the symptoms)


Diagnostic criteria:

(1) pain in an anatomic region supplied by the pudendal nerve

(2) worsening of pain on sitting

(3) The patient is not awakened by pain at night.

(4) No objective sensory loss on clinical examination.

(5) Relief of pain by pudendal nerve block.


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