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Computed tomography guided lumbar sympathetic block for complex regional pain syndrome in a child: A case report and review

Authors
Journal
European Journal of Pain
1090-3801
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Volume
10
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpain.2005.05.006
Keywords
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Crps)
  • Sympathetic
  • Allodynia
  • Hyperalgesia
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Paediatric
  • Computed Tomography (Ct)
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Medicine
  • Philosophy

Abstract

Abstract The aim of this paper is to describe the first reported use of computed tomography (CT) guided lumbar sympathetic block as treatment of a case of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in a child. The potential aetiology of CRPS is discussed in relation to the mechanism of action of local anaesthetics used in the block. Based on the successful treatment of this child and the documented success of its use in adults, we conclude that despite the minimal dose of radiation given, CT guided lumbar sympathetic block is an important treatment option in CRPS in children.

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