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Laffey JG, Murphy D, Regan J, O'Keeffe D
Clinical neurology and neurosurgery
Efficacy of spinal cord stimulation for neuropathic pain following idiopathic acute transverse myelitis: a case report.
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Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) involves the electrical stimulation of dorsal structures within the spinal cord, and is the most widespread application of neurostimulation for the relief of chronic pain. Idiopathic acute transverse myelitis (IATM) is an acute monophasic lesion of the spinal cord that presents with symptoms associated with loss of cord function. The incidence of chronic pain secondary to this condition is unknown, but is considered rare. We report the efficacy of SCS for relief of severe neuropathic pain in both lower limbs secondary to IATM, which had failed to respond to conventional pain therapies.
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