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Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 153, Issue 2, pp 437–438 | Cite as

Importance of distinction between paroxysmal and continuous patterns of pain during evaluation of pain after brachial plexus injury

  • Mohamed M. Aly
  • Youichi SaitohEmail author
  • Haruhiko Kishima
  • Koichi Hosomi
  • Toshiki Yoshimine
Letter to the editor

Keywords

Dorsal Horn Brachial Plexus Pain Scale Brachial Plexus Injury Pain Frequency 
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Notes

Conflicts of interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed M. Aly
    • 1
    • 2
  • Youichi Saitoh
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Haruhiko Kishima
    • 1
    • 2
  • Koichi Hosomi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Toshiki Yoshimine
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryOsaka University Graduate School of MedicineSuitaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Neuromodulation and Neorosurgery, Center of Advanced Science and Innovation, Osaka UniversityOsaka University Graduate School of MedicineSuitaJapan

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