Pathophysiology of the spreading of complex regional pain syndrome revisited: a case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE:   To determine if there is a relationship in our patient developing complex regional pain syndrome from a jellyfish and its subsequent spread to the contralateral side. METHODS:   Data bases were searched using PubMed and Ovid. Keywords searched include "complex regional pain syndrome,""jelly fish," and "pathophysiology." RESULTS:   This patient was successfully treated with a spinal cord stimulator implantation with bilateral lead placement at thoracic spine (T9) stimulating her lower extremities in addition to the leads that had already been placed in her cervical spine for her upper extremities. CONCLUSION:   Definite knowledge of the pathophysiology of complex regional pain syndrome would allow better identification of risk factors for the development of this condition after trauma. This patient is at higher risk of developing complex regional pain syndrome and should avoid surgeries (such as knee and wrist surgeries) and high risk physical activities.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Azari, P; Lu, Y; Clarke, CFM; Collins, T; Briones, D; Huh, B

Published Date

  • 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 428 - 431

PubMed ID

  • 21854496

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-1403

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1525-1403.2011.00385.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States