Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome

What is Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome?

A chronic neuropathic pain syndrome of the abdominal wall caused by entrapment of anterior cutaneous branches of 7 to 12th intercostal nerves along the lateral border of the anterior rectus abdominis fascia causing severe pain and tenderness of the involved dermatome.

Other condition names

  • Intercostal nerve syndrome
  • Rectus abdominis syndrome

Inheritance type

Not applicable

Age of Onset

  • All ages
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