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TitleNeurosurgical Management of Pain [electronic resource] / edited by Richard B. North, Robert M. Levy
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1997
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Descript XIX, 360 p. online resource


Neurosurgical Management of Pain presents the full range of procedures for the management of chronic, intractable pain. Criteria for patient selection, the details of operative techniques, risks, complications, and expected outcomes are offered for a wide variety of anatomic, ablative, and augmentative neurosurgical procedures for the treatment of pain. Chapters on the latest neuroaugmentative advances utilizing electrical stimulation and implantable drug infusion systems are included as well as a useful section providing algorithms and guidelines for evaluation and treatment of specific pain syndromes. Over 100 exquisite line drawings and photographs augment the text. For both the trainee and experienced neurosurgeon, this volume is invaluable for acquiring the critical judgement and clinical skills necessary to apply these procedures


1 Pain Physiology and Clinical Presentation -- 1. Physiology of Pain -- 2. Psychological and Psychiatric Aspects of Pain -- 3. Rehabilitation and Treatment Outcome -- 4A. Low Back Pain -- 4B. Low Back Pain -- 4C. Ischemic Pain -- 5. Chronic Nociceptive Pain Syndromes: Cancer Pain -- 6. Peripheral Nerve Injury and Sympathetically Maintained Pain: Mechanisms and Surgical Approach -- 7. Facial and Cranial Pain -- 8. Chronic Pain Syndromes of the Central Nervous System -- 9. Pharmacotherapy of Chronic Pain -- 2 Neurosurgical Procedures: Anatomic and Ablative -- 10. Neurosurgical Procedures of the Peripheral Nerves -- 11. Neurosurgical Procedures of the Sympathetic Nervous System -- 12. DREZ Lesions for Treatment of Pain -- 13. Cordotomy and Myelotomy -- 14. Trigeminal Nerve and Ganglion Procedures -- 15. Intracranial Ablative Procedures -- 3 Neurosurgical Procedures: Augmentative -- 16. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation -- 17. Spinal Cord Stimulation -- 18. Brain Stimulation -- 19. Implanted Drug Delivery Systems for Control of Chronic Pain -- 4 Algorithms and Guidelines -- 20. Facial Pain -- 21. Cancer Pain -- 22. Algorithms for Treatment of Neuropathic Pain Syndromes -- 23. Chronic Low Back Pain and Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

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