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Human Studies

2020 Sep 09


Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation for Chronic Postoperative Pain Following Thoracic Surgery: A Pilot Study.


Lo Bianco G, Papa A, Gazzerro G, Rispoli M, Tammaro D, Dato M T D, Vernuccio F, Schatman M
Neuromodulation. 2020 Sep 09.
PMID: 32909359.


Post-thoracotomy pain syndrome (PTPS) is defined as persistent pain following a thoracotomy and has an incidence of 21-61%. Dorsal root ganglion stimulation (DRG-S) is a form of neuromodulation that modulates pain signal transmission to the spinal cord. The aims of this study were to investigate the efficacy of DRG-S for the management of PTPS and to assess the role of thoracic paravertebral blocks (t-PVB) as a tool for prediction of success of DRG-S.