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Phantom Pain Syndromes

  • Rajesh Gupta
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Abstract

Phantom pain is the persistent perception of pain or sensation in the body part after it has been removed. The most common manifestations are phantom pain, phantom sensation and stump pain.
  • Phantom sensation: sensation of body part or limb after it is removed without any associated pain

  • Phantom pain: sensation of pain in the organ or limb removed after the surgery or trauma

  • Stump pain: pain in the stump after the amputation

The sensation may occur in any parts of the body, but the most commonly involved areas are the extremities, nose, tongue, breast, bladder, uterus, penis, teeth and rectum.

Keywords

Deep Brain Stimulation Herpes Zoster Spinal Cord Stimulation Phantom Limb Pain Root Entry Zone 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajesh Gupta
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  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaRoyal Free HospitalLondonUK

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