Spinal Cord Stimulation in Refractory Postherpetic Neuralgia in Portugal: A Case Report

Authors

  • Ana Inês Silva Department of Anesthesiology. Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João. Porto.
  • Margarida Barbosa Department of Anesthesiology. Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João. Porto; Faculty of Medicine. Universidade do Porto. Porto.
  • Paula Barbosa Department of Anesthesiology. Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João. Porto.
  • Luís Guimarães Department of Anesthesiology. Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João. Porto; Faculty of Medicine. Universidade do Porto. Porto.
  • Armanda Gomes Department of Anesthesiology. Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João. Porto.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.20524

Keywords:

Neuralgia, Postherpetic/therapy, Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment, Spinal Cord Stimulation

Abstract

Postherpetic neuralgia is one of the most severe complications after herpes zoster infection. Patients who experience persistent pain despite conservative treatment may benefit from interventional therapies, such as spinal cord stimulation. We present the case of a patient with severe refractory postherpetic neuralgia in the right T8 to L1 distribution who responded effectively to spinal cord stimulation. After its implantation, the patient had improvements in pain intensity, pain-related interference, quality of life, and satisfaction, with a simultaneous reduction of previous medications. This case report highlights the role of spinal cord stimulation in refractory neuropathic pain secondary to herpes zoster.

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Published

2024-02-21

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Silva AI, Barbosa M, Barbosa P, Guimarães L, Gomes A. Spinal Cord Stimulation in Refractory Postherpetic Neuralgia in Portugal: A Case Report. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2024 Feb. 21 [cited 2024 Jun. 24];37(6):467-9. Available from: https://actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/20524

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