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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome

CanadiEm - By Alex Senger - October 27, 2020
"In this article, we will dive into the world of abdominal wall pain – specifically from a condition called Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome (ACNES) – a diagnosis rarely considered when seeing patients with abdominal pain in the ED...
ACNES has an absolute prevalence estimated at 1/1800 adults​1​ and an unknown prevalence in children.​​ One retrospective study found that 2% of patients presenting with abdominal pain to the ED were eventually diagnosed with ACNES.​​ Other studies show that the prevalence of ACNES or other abdominal wall pain syndromes was 10-30% after patients had a negative diagnostic workup to exclude other causes.​Despite this, ACNES is poorly understood and rarely diagnosed.​.."