Radiofrequency lesions of the stellate ganglion in chronic pain syndromes: retrospective analysis of clinical efficacy in 86 patients.

@article{Forouzanfar2000RadiofrequencyLO,
  title={Radiofrequency lesions of the stellate ganglion in chronic pain syndromes: retrospective analysis of clinical efficacy in 86 patients.},
  author={Tymour Forouzanfar and Maarten van Kleef and Wilhelm Eduard Weber},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2000},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={164-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Stellate ganglion (SG) blockade is used for the treatment of chronic pain syndromes in which the sympathetic nervous system is hypothesized to be involved. A possible treatment modality to achieve long-term pain reduction is blockade of the SG by means of a radiofrequency lesion (RF-SG). To evaluate the outcome of RF-SG as a therapy for different chronic pain syndromes, we reviewed 86 RF-SG procedures. DESIGN Medical records containing treatment information were reviewed… CONTINUE READING

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