S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Dept. of Medicine (의학과) The Seoul Journal of Medicine The Seoul Journal of Medicine Vol. 35 No.1 (1994)
Permanent Percutaneous Epidural Stimulation of the Spinal Cord for Post-herpetic Neuralgia
- Lee, Sang Chul; Ro, Young Jin; Kim, Yong Lak; Kwak, II Yong
- Issue Date
- Seoul J Med, Vol.35 No.1, pp. 41-44
- An 82 year old man who had suffered from intractable post-herpetic
neuralgic pain received percutaneous permanent spinal cord stimulator implantation.
Pain relief was so remarkable that he could sleep without the interference of frequent
acute sharp attacks of pain, and at the same time, he could do his work again, which
had been impossible before he received this treatment. We recommend this procedure
for several kinds of intractable pain, including peripheral nerve and root lesions. spinal
cord lesions and peripheral vascular disease, after careful selection of the patient.