Dorsal root entry zone lesions for the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia.


Journal Article

These investigators attempted to diminish postherpetic neuralgia in 17 patients by making dorsal root entry zone (DREZ) lesions. They describe the clinical syndrome of pain after herpes zoster, the incidence of which increases with age, and discuss its pathology. They briefly review the medical and surgical treatment of postherpetic neuralgia. The results and complications of the DREZ procedure are reported.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Friedman, AH; Nashold, BS

Published Date

  • December 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 969 - 970

PubMed ID

  • 6514174

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6514174

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-396X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1227/00006123-198412000-00041


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States