Patterns of cortical reorganization in complex regional pain syndrome.

  title={Patterns of cortical reorganization in complex regional pain syndrome.},
  author={Christian Maih{\"o}fner and Hermann Otto Handwerker and Bernhard Neundoerfer and F. Birklein},
  volume={61 12},
OBJECTIVE To use magnetoencephalography to assess possible cortical reorganization in the primary somatosensory cortex (S1) of patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). BACKGROUND Patterns of pain and sensory symptoms in CRPS may indicate plastic changes of the CNS. METHODS Magnetic source imaging was used to explore changes in the cortical representation of digits (D) 1 and 5 in relation to the lower lip on the unaffected and affected CRPS side in 12 patients. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING
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