Pudendal nerve and branch neuropathy: Magnetic resonance neurography evaluation

Vibhor Wadhwa, Aws S. Hamid, Yogesh Kumar, Kelly M. Scott, Avneesh Chhabra

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Abstract

Pudendal neuralgia is being increasingly recognized as a cause of chronic pelvic pain, which may be related to nerve injury or entrapment. Due to its complex anatomy and branching patterns, the pudendal nerve abnormalities are challenging to illustrate. High resolution 3 T magnetic resonance neurography is a promising technique for the evaluation of peripheral neuropathies. In this article, the authors discuss the normal pudendal nerve anatomy and its variations, technical considerations of pudendal nerve imaging, and highlight the normal and abnormal appearances of the pudendal nerve and its branches with illustrative case examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)726-733
Number of pages8
JournalActa Radiologica
Volume58
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

Keywords

  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • magnetic resonance neurography
  • pelvic pain
  • Pudendal nerve
  • pudendal neuralgia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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