Relief of pain by electrical stimulation of the septal area

Author: Gol, A.

Description: The effect of deep cerebral stimulation was investigated in 6 cases of severe pain, most of which were due to terminal carcinomatosis. In only 1 case was a satisfactory result obtained, and in one other case some improvement was noted following stimulation.

In view of the low probability of success, the procedure, although of interest, does not appear to have definite therapeutic value at this time. It may, however, become useful if further investigation of the limbic system reveals accurately defined areas in man where stimulation regularly produces a rewarding effect.

Subject headings: Adult; Cerebral Ventricles; Electric Stimulation; Humans; Male; Neoplasm Metastasis; Pain/etiology; Pain Management; Self Stimulation; Spinal Injuries/complications

Publication year: 1967

Journal or book title: Journal of the Neurological Sciences

Volume: 5

Issue: 1

Pages: 115-120

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Type: Journal Article

Serial number: 1059