Brazilian Journal of Pain
Brazilian Journal of Pain
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Sacroiliac infiltration in pregnant women guided by ultrasound. Case report

Infiltração sacroilíaca em gestante guiada por ultrassom. Relato de caso

Fábio Farias de-Aragão

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pregnancy-related pelvic pain (PRPP) is one of the most frequent causes of pain during pregnancy, which can result in significant physical disability. It is often undertreated, as it is a condition considered normal during pregnancy and there is fear that the treatment may cause changes in the pregnant woman and the fetus. The objective of this study was to report a case of PRPP, its treatment with sacroiliac joint infiltration guided by ultrasound and to perform a literature review.

CASE REPORT: Pregnant woman at 35 weeks of gestation, developing PRPP originating from the left sacroiliac joint. She underwent ultrasound-guided joint infiltration with 5mL of 0.5% ropivacaine and 20mg of methylprednisolone. The patient had no pain after the procedure and remained so after delivery.

CONCLUSION: Despite the few cases described in the literature, the use of pain intervention treatment in pregnant women seems safe and effective.


Pelvic girdle pain, Pregnancy, Sacroiliac joint, Ultrasonography interventional


JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A dor pélvica relacionada à gestação (DPRG) é uma das causas mais frequentes de dor, podendo causar incapacidade física significativa. É muitas vezes subtratada, pois é uma condição considerada normal durante a gestação e há receio de que o tratamento possa causar alterações na gestante e no feto. O objetivo deste estudo foi relatar o caso de gestante com DPRG; e o tratamento com infiltração de articulação sacroilíaca guiada por ultrassom e realizar revisão da literatura.

RELATO DO CASO: Gestante com 35 semanas, evoluindo com DPRG com origem em articulação sacroilíaca esquerda. Foi submetida à infiltração da articulação guiada por ultrassom com 5mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% e 20mg de metilprednisolona. A paciente apresentou ausência de dor após o procedimento, permanecendo assim após o parto.

CONCLUSÃO: Apesar de poucos casos descritos na literatura, a utilização do tratamento de intervenção em dor em gestantes parece seguro e eficaz.


Articulação sacroilíaca, Dor da cintura pélvica, Gravidez, Ultrassonografia de intervenção


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