Postherpetic Neuralgia: Are There Neurosurgical Options?

  • C. Peter N. Watson


The first three quotations above span 22 years and outline the views of different chapter authors at particular times in regard to the surgical treatment of postherpetic neuralgia. The first quotation is by a senior and eminent pain neurosurgeon. The second is my opinion based on a literature review for a book chapter in 2002. The third quotation does inject a note of optimism by another very experienced and highly respected pain neurosurgeon. This chapter will update the neurosurgical literature on this subject.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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