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Insights, know-how, expertise. Inform yourself about interesting facts in the fields of gynaecology, oncology and neuropelveology. We prepare helpful information on complaints and treatment options for you in the patient blog. Compact and understandable.


Intrapelvic causes of sciatic pain

Sciatica is a very common symptom with an incidence of up to 43% in a general working population. Sciatic pain is a highly prevalent cause of morbidity, with major deterioration of the quality of...


Endometriosis of the sciatic nerve: Possible cause of unexplained pelvic nerve pain

Neuropathic pain, resulting from an irritated or damaged nerve is normally classed as “chronic”. The levels of pain experienced though, can be classified as extremely intense, very acute and are...


Neuropelveologic management of intractable Vulvodynia

What is vulvodynia?

Vulvodynia is a chronic pain syndrome affecting respectively the vulva and occurs without an identifiable cause or visible pathology. The pain is usually characterized as a...


Case study: Endometriosis of the sciatic nerve

From crutches to recovery within three days

The case we present is not unique but particular because of the rapid evolution of this patient. She is a 39-year-old woman, who has been coming to our...


Endometriosis - the praying mantis within the pelvis

A story of love and hatred between endometriosis and the pelvic nerves

Endometriosis is a disease that has been known for several centuries but has only recently gained widespread recognition -...


Treatment of sciatic nerve endometriosis: 15-years-experience, more than 300 laparoscopic procedures

We report here on our experience over the last 15 years in more than 300 patients affected by a deeply infiltrating endometriosis of the sciatic nerve or of the sacral plexus. The average age of all...

Mesh complications

Treatment of postoperative pelvic nerve injuries: the neuropelveological way

If an injury to a pelvic nerve is suspected as a result of an operation, one should take action as soon as possible:

  • before neurological deficits become irreversible. A nerve is similar to an...

Mesh complications

Injuries to the pelvic nerves resulting from surgery

Challenging diagnosis, difficult access and lack of an interdisciplinary approach.

Although three different disciplines converge in dealing with the pelvic nerves - visceral surgery, urology and...

Mesh complications

Post-operative pelvic nerve lesions

Surgery is sometimes the only viable option for the effective medical treatment of a pelvic disorder. However, surgery may carry the risk of a number of complications. Considering the number of...


Neuropelveological approach to pathologies of the pelvic nerves

Pathologies of the pelvic nerves are conditions involving multiple, organ-specific medical specialties, each with its own approach to diagnosis and treatment. Management requires knowledge of the...


Treatment of endometriosis of the sciatic nerve at the Zuerich International Endometriosis Center

Endometriosis is a disease that affects millions of women and girls worldwide. Prof. Possover has created a clinical centre in Zuerich that is dedicated to endometriosis disorders in order to be able...


Burning pain and numbness due to endometriosis of the sciatic nerve: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

If women suffer from menstrual sciatic pain with the onset of numbness in the buttocks or in the leg or experience restricted movement in the foot - either on its own or in conjunction with numbness...