Noncancer Pain, Other Operations: Sympathectomy, Dorsal Root Entry Zone Lesions, Dorsal Rhizotomy, Facet Denervation

  • Ronald Brisman
Part of the Topics in Neurosurgery book series (TINS, volume 3)

Abstract

In addition to neuroaugmentation (the main neurosurgical approach) and morphine infusion (of limited value in most noncancer situations), there are other neurosurgical procedures used for treatment of intractable non-cancer pain. Some, such as sympathectomy, have limited but specific indications. Others, dorsal root entry zone (DREZ) lesions, dorsal rhizotomy, and facet denervation have less well-defined use, although occasionally may be beneficial.

Keywords

Burning Arthritis Amide Morphine Neuropathy 

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