Dorsal root entry zone lesions for the treatment of brachial plexus avulsion injuries: a follow-up study.


Journal Article

Dorsal root entry zone (DREZ) lesions have been shown to yield short term relief from the pain associated with a brachial plexus avulsion injury. Because of the propensity of pain to recur after neuroablative procedures, 39 patients with pain after a brachial plexus avulsion injury were observed for 14 months to 10 years after DREZ lesions were made. Fifty-four per cent of these patients were afforded good pain relief. Of 21 patients who had multiple small lesions made within the DREZ, 15 (72%) were afforded good pain relief.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Friedman, AH; Nashold, BS; Bronec, PR

Published Date

  • February 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 369 - 373

PubMed ID

  • 3352888

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3352888

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-396X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1227/00006123-198802000-00016


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States