Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_378»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_378»
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Spinal cord stimulation as a
treatment for refractory neuropathic pain in tethered cord syndrome: a case
The spinal cord is a target for
many neurosurgical procedures used to treat chronic severe pain.
Neuromodulation and neuroablation are surgical techniques based on well-known specific
anatomical structures. However, anatomical and electrophysical changes related
to the tethered spinal cord make it more difficult to use these procedures.
We report the case of a
37-year-old Caucasian woman who had several surgical interventions for tethered
cord syndrome. These interventions resulted in severe neuropathic pain in her
lower back and right leg. This pain was treated by spinal cord stimulation
using intra-operative sensory mapping, which allowed the cord's optimal placement
in a more caudal position.
The low-voltage and more caudally
placed electrodes are specific features of this treatment of tethered cord
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