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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 191-193

An atypical case of postsurgical complex regional pain syndrome in a patient having nonhealing varicose venous ulcer treated by lumbar sympathectomy


1 Department of Pain Management, Pain Clinic of Pvt. Ltd; Detartment of Anesthesia and Pain Management – King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Fellow of Pain Medicine, Pain Clinic of Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijpn.ijpn_80_17

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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) of the lower limb is a relatively uncommon entity as compared to CRPS of the upper extremity. Literature search has revealed only 2 retrospective case series and a single case report of lower extremity CRPS type I from 1975 to 2014 on Pubmed, isolated cases of CRPS type I of lower extremity have also been reported following knee surgeries and arthroscopies. This report presents a case of lower limb CRPS type I, following surgery for varicose vein ulcer. Pain was not relieved with medications. Diagnostic lumbar sympathectomy was done and patient had tremendous relief of pain following that, proving sympathetic mediated pain of the involved limb.


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