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2023 Feb 01




Gamma Knife Central Lateral Thalamotomy for Chronic Neuropathic Pain: A Single-Center, Retrospective Study.


Franzini A, Ninatti G, Rossini Z, Tropeano M P, Clerici E, Navarria P, Pessina F, Picozzi P
Neurosurgery. 2023 Feb 01; 92(2):363-369.
PMID: 36637271.


Chronic neuropathic pain can be severely disabling and is difficult to treat. The medial thalamus is believed to be involved in the processing of the affective-motivational dimension of pain, and lesioning of the medial thalamus has been used as a potential treatment for neuropathic pain. Within the medial thalamus, the central lateral nucleus has been considered as a target for stereotactic lesioning.