Phantom phenomena in mastectomized patients and their relation to chronic and acute pre-mastectomy pain.

@article{Rothemund2004PhantomPI,
  title={Phantom phenomena in mastectomized patients and their relation to chronic and acute pre-mastectomy pain.},
  author={Yvonne Rothemund and Sabine M. Gr{\"u}sser and Ulrich Liebeskind and Peter M. Schlag and Herta Flor},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2004},
  volume={107 1-2},
  pages={140-6}
}
Chronic and acute pre-mastectomy pain as well as prevalence and characteristics of phantom phenomena following mastectomy were investigated by interview in a sample of 39 women who had undergone unilateral breast amputation. Twenty of 39 participants reported phantom sensations in the breast. Nine of the participants with phantom sensations experienced phantom pain and 11 non-painful phantom sensations. Although some features of phantom breast phenomena appear to be similar to characteristics… CONTINUE READING