Spinal cord stimulation for visceral pain related to chronic pancreatitis: report of 2 cases.

@article{Vergani2014SpinalCS,
  title={Spinal cord stimulation for visceral pain related to chronic pancreatitis: report of 2 cases.},
  author={Francesco Vergani and Alexandros Boukas and Nitin Mukerji and Nishma Nanavati and Claire L. Nicholson and Alistair J. Jenkins},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={81 3-4},
  pages={
          651.e17-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To report our experience related to the use of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for relief of chronic pancreatitis-related neuropathic visceral pain. METHODS Two patients, 50 years old and 39 years old, presented with intractable visceral pain related to chronic pancreatitis. A quadripolar electrode for SCS was inserted at the T8-10 level using a percutaneous technique. After a successful trial, a permanent stimulator was inserted. RESULTS At a mean follow-up of 7 years, both… CONTINUE READING
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