Pain and spinal cysts in paraplegia: treatment by drainage and DREZ operation.

@article{Nashold1990PainAS,
  title={Pain and spinal cysts in paraplegia: treatment by drainage and DREZ operation.},
  author={Blaine S Nashold and Jeffrey Vieira and Ayman El-Naggar},
  journal={British journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={327-35}
}
About 10% of paraplegics suffer from intractable pain. The onset of pain may be immediate or delayed for months to several years after the injury. The delayed onset of pain is highly suggestive of the development of a spinal cyst. This is a report of 18 paraplegics who developed a delayed onset of intractable pain who were found at the time of surgery to have associated spinal cord cysts. Treatment consisted of the dorsal root entry zone (DREZ) operation in addition to evacuation of the cyst… CONTINUE READING

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