Electrical stimulation of motor cortex for pain control: a combined PET-scan and electrophysiological study.

@article{GarcaLarrea1999ElectricalSO,
  title={Electrical stimulation of motor cortex for pain control: a combined PET-scan and electrophysiological study.},
  author={Luis Garc{\'i}a-Larrea and Roland Peyron and P. B. A. Mertens and Marie Claude Gr{\'e}goire and Franck Lavenne and Daniel Le Bars and Ph Convers and François Maugui{\`e}re and Marc P. Sindou and B. Laurent},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1999},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={259-73}
}
Although electrical stimulation of the precentral gyrus (MCS) is emerging as a promising technique for pain control, its mechanisms of action remain obscure, and its application largely empirical. Using positron emission tomography (PET) we studied regional changes in cerebral flood flow (rCBF) in 10 patients undergoing motor cortex stimulation for pain control, seven of whom also underwent somatosensory evoked potentials and nociceptive spinal reflex recordings. The most significant MCS… CONTINUE READING
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