Paraqueductal Mesencephalotomy for Facial Central Pain

  • J. R. Schvarcz
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 24)


Facial central pain is usually difficult to manage. Although stereotactic trigeminal nucleotomy is a valuable procedure, there is still a group of supra-caudalis origin, which is resistant to current techniques. For them, paraqueductal lesions offer an attractive approach.


Brain Stem Excellent Result Nasal Cavity Lateral Wall Emotional Reaction 
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© Springer-Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Schvarcz
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  1. 1.Institute of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina

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