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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2009;56(3):358-361.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2009.56.3.358   
Spinal cord stimulation for neuropathic pain following idiopathic transverse myelitis: A case report.
Cheong Lee, Jung Ha Cho, Heon Ju Yang, Jong Hyuk Lee, Sung Chang Woo, Young Ju Kim, Dong Ho Park, Ji Hyun Chung
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. bunnycho@eulji.ac.kr
Abstract
We present a patient with intractable neuropathic pain because of idiopathic transverse myelitis unresponsive to medical treatment. After a successful trial of spinal cord stimulation, a permanent stimulator was implanted. Improvement was noted in visual analogue scale, medication usage and daily function. Spinal cord stimulation may offer a therapeutic option for patients with neuropathic pain resulting from transverse myelitis and should be considered when other treatments are failed.
Key Words: Neuropathic pain; Spinal cord stimulation; Transverse myelitis
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