Motor cortex stimulation for neuropathic pain.
Smith H., Joint C., Schlugman D., Nandi D., Stein JF., Aziz TZ.
Motor cortex stimulation is increasingly reported in the literature as a surgical option for the alleviation of neuropathic pain. The authors review the published literature and present their results including those demonstrated in a randomized controlled trial that confirmed the efficacy of the procedure. Patient selection and prediction of outcomes, however, remain difficult issues.