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Use of botulinum A toxin for proctalgia fugax-a case report of successful treatment.
J Surg Case Rep 2017; 2017(11):rjx236JS

Abstract

Proctalgia fugax is considered as intermittent anal pain of unknown etiology; a variety of treatments have been used, without, however, permanent results. Injection of botulinum A toxin is recently suggested as an alternative option. We present the case of a woman presenting proctalgia fugax that was untreatable through other current forms of treatment. After two administrations of botulinum A toxin, 80 units and 100 units each, the patient remained asymptomatic on 8-month follow-up control. Botulinum A toxin injection can reduce internal anal sphincter pressure, leading to relief of symptoms, and seems a promising option with minimal morbidity in cases on proctalgia fugax that does not respond to other current treatments.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgery, Interbalkan Medical Center, Thessaloniki, Greece.Department of Surgery, Euromedica General Clinic, Thessaloniki, Greece.Department of Surgery, Euromedica General Clinic, Thessaloniki, Greece.Department of Surgery, Euromedica General Clinic, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Case Reports

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29218214

Citation

Grigoriou, Marios, et al. "Use of Botulinum a Toxin for Proctalgia Fugax-a Case Report of Successful Treatment." Journal of Surgical Case Reports, vol. 2017, no. 11, 2017, pp. rjx236.
Grigoriou M, Ioannidis A, Kofina K, et al. Use of botulinum A toxin for proctalgia fugax-a case report of successful treatment. J Surg Case Rep. 2017;2017(11):rjx236.
Grigoriou, M., Ioannidis, A., Kofina, K., & Efthimiadis, C. (2017). Use of botulinum A toxin for proctalgia fugax-a case report of successful treatment. Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 2017(11), pp. rjx236. doi:10.1093/jscr/rjx236.
Grigoriou M, et al. Use of Botulinum a Toxin for Proctalgia Fugax-a Case Report of Successful Treatment. J Surg Case Rep. 2017;2017(11):rjx236. PubMed PMID: 29218214.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Use of botulinum A toxin for proctalgia fugax-a case report of successful treatment. AU - Grigoriou,Marios, AU - Ioannidis,Aristeidis, AU - Kofina,Konstantinia, AU - Efthimiadis,Christoforos, Y1 - 2017/11/29/ PY - 2017/09/20/received PY - 2017/11/13/accepted PY - 2017/12/9/entrez PY - 2017/12/9/pubmed PY - 2017/12/9/medline SP - rjx236 EP - rjx236 JF - Journal of surgical case reports JO - J Surg Case Rep VL - 2017 IS - 11 N2 - Proctalgia fugax is considered as intermittent anal pain of unknown etiology; a variety of treatments have been used, without, however, permanent results. Injection of botulinum A toxin is recently suggested as an alternative option. We present the case of a woman presenting proctalgia fugax that was untreatable through other current forms of treatment. After two administrations of botulinum A toxin, 80 units and 100 units each, the patient remained asymptomatic on 8-month follow-up control. Botulinum A toxin injection can reduce internal anal sphincter pressure, leading to relief of symptoms, and seems a promising option with minimal morbidity in cases on proctalgia fugax that does not respond to other current treatments. SN - 2042-8812 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29218214/Use_of_botulinum_A_toxin_for_proctalgia_fugax-a_case_report_of_successful_treatment L2 - https://academic.oup.com/jscr/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/jscr/rjx236 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -