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Human Studies

2020 May 18

Eur J Pain

A hidden mesencephalic variant of central pain.


Convers P, Creac'h C, Beschet A, Laurent B, Garcia-Larrea L, Peyron R
Eur J Pain. 2020 May 18.
PMID: 32419231.


Central post-stroke pain (CPSP) can arise after lesions anywhere in the central somatosensory pathways, essentially within the spinothalamic system (STS). Although the STS can be selectively injured in the mesencephalon, CPSP has not been described in pure midbrain infarcts.