Implantation of laminotomy electrodes for spinal cord stimulation in spinal anesthesia with intraoperative dorsal column activation.

@article{Lind2003ImplantationOL,
  title={Implantation of laminotomy electrodes for spinal cord stimulation in spinal anesthesia with intraoperative dorsal column activation.},
  author={G{\"o}ran Lind and Bj{\"o}rn A. Meyerson and Jaleh Winter and Bengt Linderoth},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={1150-3; discussion 1153-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To optimize the technique of implanting laminotomy plate electrodes for spinal cord stimulation and to minimize the discomfort of the patients during surgery. This operation is often performed while the patient is under local anesthesia, which is very stressful for the patient, or under general anesthesia, which precludes the use of test stimulation. An alternative approach is to perform the implantation with a spinal anesthetic and to examine whether stimulation-induced paresthesiae… CONTINUE READING