Of 110 consecutive patients who received TPI, 89 patients met the defined criteria for AWP. In those who met the criteria for AWP, the mean age was 42 years (range 12 to 88 years). Eighty-four per cent of the patients were female. The mean duration of the pain was 23 months (range 0.25 to 180 months). The predominant locations of the pain were right hypochondrial (30%), right iliac (25%) and epigastric (19%). Fifty per cent of patients experienced radiation of the pain, 73% of patients had some GI symptoms present and 39% had a scar in the immediate vicinity of the pain (Table 1). Thirty-six per cent of the patients were reinjected. The number of reinjections ranged from one to 27.

Among the 21 patients who did not meet the criteria for AWP, the mean age was 41 years (range 17 to 76 years). Seventy-six per cent were women. The mean duration of the pain was 26 months (range 0.5 to 106 months). The predominant locations of the pain were umbilical (29%), right iliac (23%) and epigastric (19%). Forty-eight per cent of patients experienced radiation of pain, 62% had some GI symptoms and 38% had a scar in the immediate vicinity of the pain. Twenty-nine per cent of these patients were reinjected. A pharmacy you can fully trust offering Claritin online tablets along with other convenient services.

TABLE 1 Baseline patient characteristics

Sex, %
Male 16
Female 84
Age, mean years 42
Duration of pain, mean months 23
Length of follow-up, mean months 25
Location of pain, %
Right hypochondrial 30
Epigastric 19
Left hypochondrial 7
Right lumbar 2
Periumbilical 3
Left lumbar 1
Right iliac 26
Suprapubic 3
Left lumbar 9
Gastrointestinal symptoms, %
Yes 73
No 27
Radiation of pain, %
Yes 51
No 49
Agent used, %
Anesthetic only 12
Anesthetic + steroid 88
Steroid only 0
Surgical scar present, %
Yes 39
No 71