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Dorsal Root Entry Zone (DREZ) Lesion

  • Amgad S. Hanna

Abstract

This chapter describes dorsal root entry zone (DREZ ) lesion in relation to brachial plexus avulsion . Deafferentation pain is difficult to treat and can sometimes be intractable to medical management. DREZ lesion has an 85 % success rate at 2 years in treating neuropathic pain following brachial plexus avulsion.

Keywords

Neuropathic Pain Brachial Plexus Subcutaneous Layer Bipolar Coagulation Root Entry Zone 
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Supplementary material

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Amgad S. Hanna
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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