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2022 Jul 02

Pain Ther

Analysis of Efficacy and Factors Associated with Reccurence After Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation in Patients with Postherpetic Neuralgia: a Long-Term Retrospective and Clinical Follow-Up Study.


Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a painful condition that persists for 1 month or more after herpes zoster rash has healed. Radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RF-TC) provides analgesia by destroying the dorsal root ganglion and blocking the pain upload pathway; nonetheless, the concomitant neurological-related side effects and recurrence remain a concern.