Injury of the spino-thalamo-cortical pathway is necessary for central post-stroke pain.

  title={Injury of the spino-thalamo-cortical pathway is necessary for central post-stroke pain.},
  author={Ji Heon Hong and Dai Seg Bai and Jin Young Jeong and Byung Yun Choi and Chul Hoon Chang and Seong Yeon Kim and Sang Ho Ahn and Sung Ho Jang},
  journal={European neurology},
  volume={64 3},
OBJECTIVES We investigated the relationship between injury of the spino-thalamo-cortical pathway (STP) and central post-stroke pain (CPSP) in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage, using diffusion tensor tractography (DTT). METHODS 30 consecutive chronic patients, in whom integrity of the STP and the medial lemnisco-thalamo-cortical pathway (MLP) were spared in both hemispheres, were recruited. We classified the patients into two groups according to the presence of the CPSP. DTTs were… CONTINUE READING
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