Abstract Unilateral percutaneous cervical cordotomy, performed in humans to relieve intractable cancer pain, elicits signs of ipsilateral sympathetic block. The primary somatosensory cortex (S1) in adult animals and humans is capable of rapid modification after deafferentation. These plastic changes may account for a loss of tonic control by nociceptive inputs over inhibitory mechanisms within structures of the dorsal column-medial lemniscal system. Most studies, however, have been performed under conditions where deafferentation of C and A delta fibres coexists with large-diameter fibres deafferentation. In this study the effect of the acute lesion of one ascending anterior lateral column on neuronal activity within the dorsal column-medial lemniscal system was assessed.

Neurolesive procedures in the treatment of malignant bone pain: vertebral pain relief by unilateral percutaneous cervical cordotomy.

Brugnoli, Maria Paola
1988-01-01

Abstract

Abstract Unilateral percutaneous cervical cordotomy, performed in humans to relieve intractable cancer pain, elicits signs of ipsilateral sympathetic block. The primary somatosensory cortex (S1) in adult animals and humans is capable of rapid modification after deafferentation. These plastic changes may account for a loss of tonic control by nociceptive inputs over inhibitory mechanisms within structures of the dorsal column-medial lemniscal system. Most studies, however, have been performed under conditions where deafferentation of C and A delta fibres coexists with large-diameter fibres deafferentation. In this study the effect of the acute lesion of one ascending anterior lateral column on neuronal activity within the dorsal column-medial lemniscal system was assessed.
Neurolesive procedures, malignant bone pain, vertebral pain relief, unilateral percutaneous cervical cordotomy.
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