J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  2003 Apr;33(4):399-401.

Nucleus Caudalis DREZ Lesioning for Intractable Pain due to Invasive Sarcoma in Skull Base: Case Report

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea. Hyungsik@yahoo.co.kr

Abstract

We present a case of nucleus caudalis DREZ operation for medically refractory facial pain due to invasive sarcoma in skull base. The patient showed excellent pain relief immediately after the operation. Until 5 month later, the pain was less than before surgery. At the point of view of pain characteristics and distribution, it was considered the trigemino-vago-glossopharyngeal neuralgia. It is suggested that the nucleus caudalis DREZ operation is effective in treating medically refractory facial pain due to invasive sarcoma in skull base.

Keyword

Nucleus caudalis trigeminal nucleus; Trigemino-vago-glossopharyngeal neuralgia; Dorsal root entry zone(DREZ)

MeSH Terms

Facial Pain
Humans
Neuralgia
Pain, Intractable*
Sarcoma*
Skull Base*
Skull*
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