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Bilateral percutaneous cervical cordotomy: immediate and long-term results in 36 patients with neoplastic disease.
  1. S Ischia,
  2. A Luzzani,
  3. A Ischia,
  4. G Maffezzoli


    Thirty-six patients with neoplastic disease suffering from chronic bilateral pain were subjected to bilateral percutaneous cervical cordotomy. The technique and precautions to be taken in bilateral percutaneous cervical cordotomy performed either in one or two stages are described using a traditional or Levin's thermocouple-monitored electrode. The sequelae, complications and immediate and long-term results are reported.

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