Treatment of poststroke pain by epidural motor cortex stimulation with a new octopolar lead.

@article{Lefaucheur2011TreatmentOP,
  title={Treatment of poststroke pain by epidural motor cortex stimulation with a new octopolar lead.},
  author={J-P Lefaucheur and Yves K{\'e}ravel and J. P. Nguyen},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={68 1 Suppl Operative},
  pages={180-7; discussion 187}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic, drug-resistant neuropathic pain can be treated by surgically implanted motor cortex stimulation (MCS). The leads used for MCS have not been specifically designed for this application. OBJECTIVE To study the value of a new 8-contact lead for MCS therapy in a series of 6 patients with refractory central poststroke pain. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING