Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Anesthesia Dolorosa

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_210

Definition

Spontaneous pain felt in a body part that has been denervated or deafferented, which is therefore numb and unresponsive to applied stimuli. It is usually the result of a surgical lesion of a peripheral nerve (usually the trigeminal) intended to relieve pain.

 Central Nervous System Stimulation for Pain

 Dorsal Root Ganglionectomy and Dorsal Rhizotomy

 Neuropathic Pain Model, Spared Nerve Injury

 Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

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