Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V04140225
Entrapped nerve causing severe post-operative pain from scar tissue
Entrapment of a cutaneous nerve in a surgical scar may cause chronic post-operative pain. The condition presents with similar symptoms as a traumatic neuroma or as an anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome, which, however, is often idiopathic. We present a case, where entrapment of a cutaneous nerve in a laparotomy scar caused chronic pain. The symptoms were immediately relieved after selective neurectomy.