Long-term follow-up study of rostral mesencephalic reticulotomy for pain relief – report of 34 cases

K. Amano*, H. Kawamura, T. Tanikawa, H. Kawabatake, M. Notani, H. Iseki, T. Shiwaku, T. Nagao, Y. Iwata, T. Taira, Y. Umezawa, T. Simizu, K. Kitamura

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    Abstract

    Abstract. A long-term follow-up study of rostral mesencephalic reticulotomy (RMR) for pain relief is presented. 34 patients (24 males and 10 females) were operated. Ages ranged from 18 to 65 years. The follow-up period was 1–70 months. The overall effectiveness of RMR showed good relief of pain in 23 patients (67%). The study of effectiveness of RMR according to type of pain showed good relief of pain in 5 out of 6 patients (83%) with nondenervation pain, whereas satisfactory pain relief was obtained in 18 out of 28 patients (64%) with denervation pain.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)105-111
    Number of pages7
    JournalStereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
    Volume49
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1986 Jan 1

    Keywords

    • Mesencephalon
    • Midbrain
    • Pain relief
    • Reticular formation
    • Reticulotomy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Clinical Neurology

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