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.
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.
In this article, we are reporting on the successful use of the pulsed radiofrequency treatment in a patient with intractable chronic vulvodynia.
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.
This is the first report of a successful use of pulsed radiofrequency in the treatment of chronic severe vulvodynia.
Departments of 1Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2Radiology, 3Neurosurgery, and4Clinical Microbiology, University Hospital and Medical Faculty Hradec Králové, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
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The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
This study was supported (in part) by university research no. 262902.
All authors have contributed to the preparation and/or editing of the article.
Details of ethics approval: The woman has consented to publication.