Le role de la thalamotomie, de la cordotomie et de la lesion de la 'dorsal root entry zone' (DREZ) Caudalis trigeminalis dans le traitement de la douleur chronique

Translated title of the contribution: Contribution of thalamotomy, cordotomy and 'dorsal root entry zone' (DREZ) caudalis trigeminalis lesions in the treatment of chronic pain

G. Broggi, I. Dones, P. Ferroli, A. Franzini, M. Pluderi

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Abstract

'Ablative' neurosurgical methods are mainly proposed in cases of nociceptive pain, but, at present, medical treatments and local pharmacotherapy (intrathecal and intracerebroventricular) are often very effective in this context. Moreover, neuropathic pain is well controlled by 'augmentative' techniques, except painful paroxysms. If a destructrive method is necessary, it is selective, performed according to precise neurophysiological and anatomical data with the frequent use of percutaneous and/or stereotactic techniques: The lesion of caudalis DREZ in treatment of neuropathic trigeminal pain, the antero-lateral cordotomy in the treatment of unilateral severe cancer pain and several kinds of thalamotomy.

Translated title of the contributionContribution of thalamotomy, cordotomy and 'dorsal root entry zone' (DREZ) caudalis trigeminalis lesions in the treatment of chronic pain
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)447-453
Number of pages7
JournalNeurochirurgie
Volume46
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Cordotomy
  • DREZ caudalis trigeminalis
  • Nociceptive and neuropathic pain
  • Thalamotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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