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Phantom Sensations After Amputation: The Importance of Localization and Prognosis

  • F. Danke

Abstract

Phantom sensations (painful or painless feelings of a phantom limb) constantly provoke reflection as to their causes and importance. They are specifiable sensory realities. Their presence, even to agonizing pain, has long been a therapeutic problem.

Keywords

Phantom Limb Irritative Pain Phantom Pain Persistent Form Phantom Sensation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Danke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany

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