November 12, 2014
Mohan Reddy, G
Anirudh Kumar, A
Indian Heart J. 2013 Jul-Aug;65(4):474-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2013.06.009. Epub 2013 Jul 8.
Author Address: Director, Sri Vijaya Durga Cardiac Centre, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh 518002, India. Electronic address: email@example.com.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4925Author: Vergani, F., Boukas, A., Mukerji, N., Nanavati, N., Nicholson, C. and Jenkins, A.
Title: Spinal cord stimulation for visceral pain related to chronic pancreatitis: report of 2 cases
Journal: World Neurosurg
Pages: 651 e17-9
Short Title: Spinal cord stimulation for visceral pain related to chronic pancreatitis: report of 2 cases
Alternate Journal: World neurosurgery
ISSN: 1878-8750 (Print)
Accession Number: 24071066
Spinal Cord Stimulation/*methods
Abstract: 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 patients showed a marked improvement, with 80% and 90% decrease of pain, respectively, as assessed by Visual Analogue Scale. Pain medications were discontinued in both cases. CONCLUSIONS: SCS appears to be an effective long-term treatment for neuropathic visceral pain related to chronic pancreatitis.