Epidural stimulation for peripheral vascular disease: 10 years experience

G. Broggi, D. Servello, A. Franzini, C. Giorgi, S. Visintini

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Abstract

105 patients suffering from arteriosclerotic peripheral vascular disease (PVD) underwent epidural spinal stimulation in the last 10 years. Before 1986 the main indication was ischemic pain without any consideration of trophic lesions (19 pts) while afterward the selection of the patients was more accurate in terms of disease's stage. The analysis of the data shows a more favourable results in the second group. Our experience suggest to use this technique in the treatment of patients in Fontaine's stage III and IV without necrosis and large trophic lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-320
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1993

Keywords

  • Neurostimulation
  • Pain
  • Peirpheral vascular disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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