Sympathetic dysfunction in patients with persistent pain after prolapsed disc surgery. A thermographic study

C. J. de Weerdt, H. L. Journée, R. I. Hogenesch, J. W.F. Beks

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    Vasomotor function in the lower limbs was tested by means of thermography in 48 patients with and without residual complaints after surgery for a prolapsed intervertebral disc. There is a definite correlation between the severity of the complaints and the thermographic responses which corresponds well with the evidence for a sympathetic reflex dystrophy of the legs (causalgia). © 1987 Springer-Verlag.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)34-36
    Number of pages3
    JournalActa Neurochirurgica
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - Mar-1987


    • Thermography
    • herniated disc prolapse
    • sciatica
    • sympathetic reflex dystrophy

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