Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 76, Issue 3–4, pp 129–130 | Cite as

Lancinating pain in post-laminectomy chronic sciatica

  • J. K. Baruah


Lancinating pain, as described in tabes dorsalis, was noted in four patients with chronic sciatica after several months of laminectomy. The pain responded well to carbamezapine therapy. Abnormal or ephaptic neural transmission of impulses in the roots was considered to be the cause of such pain.


Lancinating pain sciatica laminectomy ephatic transmission 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. K. Baruah
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyThe Medial College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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