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Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease:
doi: 10.1097/LGT.0b013e3182796c3e
Case Reports

Radiofrequency Therapy for Severe Idiopathic Vulvodynia

Kestřánek, Jan MD1; Špaček, Jiri1; Ryška, Pavel MD, PhD2; Adamkov, Jaroslav MD3; Matula, Vojtech MD1; Buchta, Vladimir RNDr, CSc4

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Abstract

Objective: The study aimed to provide a description of a new and a hopeful possibility in the treatment of severe vulvodynia, which does not respond to treatments used so far.

Materials and Methods: The use of radiofrequency therapy in vulvodynia treatment is described for the first time. This method was suggested by a neurosurgeon after applying all available possibilities.

Result: In this article, we are reporting on the successful use of the pulsed radiofrequency treatment in a patient with intractable chronic vulvodynia.

Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the first report of a successful use of pulsed radiofrequency in the treatment of chronic vulvodynia. If efficacy of pulsed radiofrequency is confirmed by more studies, it would be a welcome addition to the treatment modalities used to treat this sometimes truly intractable condition.

Copyright © 2013 by the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

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