Stereotaxic rostral mesencephalotomy was performed 19 times in 14 patients suffering from intractable pain syndromes due to malignant diseases. The satisfying results in terms of pain relief during a necessarily short follow-up period (mean 4.9 months) are outlined. Undesired side effects were mainly confined to oculomotor disorders, which partly subsided over the months following the operation. Some technical aspects of the procedure and the pertinent literature are briefly discussed.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Neurosurgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology