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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 138-139

Appearance of phantom limb pain after spinal anesthesia

Department of Anesthesiology, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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Arnab Banerjee
Department of Anesthesiology, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-5333.186472

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Phantom limb pain which is basically neuropathic in nature resulting from functional changes in peripheral and central pain pathways subsequent to amputation, is challenging to treat. We report an interesting case of phantom limb pain during the regression phase of spinal anesthesia in a patient to be operated for revision amputation for chronic ulcer.

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