CT-guided percutaneous punctate midline myelotomy for the treatment of intractable visceral pain: a technical note.

Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 2001 ;77(1-4):177-82

Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Service and Department of Gynecology of Hospital das Clínicas, Medical School, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil.

Surgical treatment of intractable visceral pain has always been a challenge. The relatively recent discovery of a specific visceral pain pathway brought a new insight to this matter. The authors describe a new technique to interrupt this pathway, the CT-guided percutaneous punctate midline myelotomy, successfully applied in two patients with intractable pelvic visceral pain. Due to its simplicity, safety and high effectiveness, it may become the treatment of choice for intractable visceral pain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000064617DOI Listing
December 2002

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