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Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2007;85(6):307-9. Epub 2007 Aug 17.

Posterior spinal cord stimulation in a case of painful legs and moving toes.

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Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Unit, Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


A 59-year-old woman with a 5-year history of right lower limb pain is reported. Symptoms developed initially when walking and progressively became bilateral, appeared at rest and involuntary movements of the toes became evident. A diagnosis of painful legs and moving toes was made. As several drug therapies proved unsuccessful, a therapeutic test with a tetrapolar epidural lead to stimulate the spinal cord dorsal tracts was performed. Due to the marked improvement the device and generator were implanted and she has responded satisfactorily to this therapy for the past 13 months.

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