Dysphagia and neuropathic facial pain treated with motor cortex stimulation: case report.

@article{Anderson2009DysphagiaAN,
  title={Dysphagia and neuropathic facial pain treated with motor cortex stimulation: case report.},
  author={William S. Anderson and Satoshi Kiyofuji and James E. Conway and Chris Busch and Richard B. North and Ira M. Garonzik},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={E626; discussion E626}
}
OBJECTIVE We report on a patient with a neuropathic facial pain syndrome, including elements of trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, and dysphagia. After failing medical and surgical decompressive treatments, the patient underwent implantation of a motor cortex stimulation (MCS) system. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 54-year-old woman presented with a 14-year history of left-sided facial pain, throat pain, and associated nausea and vomiting. The patient failed several open surgical and… CONTINUE READING
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