Destructive procedures for the treatment of nonmalignant pain: a structured literature review.

  title={Destructive procedures for the treatment of nonmalignant pain: a structured literature review.},
  author={J. Cetas and Targol Saedi and K. Burchiel},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={109 3},
  • J. Cetas, Targol Saedi, K. Burchiel
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of neurosurgery
  • OBJECT Nonmalignant pain has been treated in the past century with ablative, or more appropriately, destructive procedures. Although individual outcomes for these procedures have previously been described in the literature, to the authors' knowledge this is the first comprehensive and systematic review on this topic. METHODS A US National Library of Medicine PubMed search was conducted for the following ablative procedures: cingulotomy, cordotomy, DREZ (also input as dorsal root entry zone… CONTINUE READING
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