Percutaneous Epidural Spinal Cord Electrical Stimulation for Intractable Pain: In regard to the deafferentation pain Toshio TSUDA 1 1Department of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine Keyword: Pain , Spinal cord stimulation , Deafferentation pain , Somatosensory evoked response pp.409-415
Published Date 1985/4/10
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1436201998
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In a study of 44 patients with different types ofchronic pain, mostly associated with deafferentation, chronic percutaneous epidural spinal stimulation hasproved useful treatment achieving an initial 52%incidence of pain amelioration overall. Longtermresult showed at six months in 86%, at 1 year in 90%,although technical problems, which included electrodedisplacement and required minor operative readjustment, affected 48% of those permanently implanted. No other complications were seen. Success bore norelationship to quality of pain reported by the patientsor to duration of pain.

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