Journal of the Korean Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 2006;2(1):75-78.
Published online June 30, 2006.
RF Dorsal Root Ganglion and RF Posterior Primary Ramus Lesion in Neuropathic Pain
Dong Joon Lee, Moo Seong Kim, Se Yeong Pyo, Young Gyun Jeong, Sun Il Lee, Yong Tae Jeong, Jae Hong Sim
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Inje University, Busan Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea
Introduction: Neuropathic pain is sometimes uncontroble to medication. To access the radiofrequency dorsal root ganglion and posterior primary ramus lasioning in neuropathic pain.
We have treated 15 patients with RF radizotomy and posterior primary ramus lesoning from Jan, 2003 to June 2005. Treated patients were 7 failed back syndromes, 5 postherpetic neuralgias, 2 intercostal neuralgias, 1 brachial plexopathy.
Male to female ratio was 3:2, mean age:51.8 years (34-74 years), mean folloow-up;17 months. VAS was decreased from mean 8.8 (8-10) to 3.8 (0-5), there was no complications.
RF dorsal root ganglion and posterior primary ramus lesioning is very effective and less invasive, cheap treatment in severe neuropathic pain patients.
Key Words: Neuropathic pain, Radiofrequancy, Posterior primary ramus.

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