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Rare adverse effect of spinal cord stimulation: micturition inhibition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20473052     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: In current medical literature, most of the reported complications of spinal cord stimulation concern technical problems, such as lead malfunction, migration, breakage, or internal pulse generator dysfunction, whereas reports about the side effects on internal organ function caused by spinal cord stimulation are rare. METHODS: In this clinical report, we describe uncommon side effects owing to spinal cord stimulation in a patient with chronic neuropathic pain. Our patient developed unexpected urinary retention during electrical epidural stimulation. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: This case report highlights the incomplete knowledge about the mechanism of action of spinal cord stimulation and its influence on the interactions between the autonomic nervous system and voluntary control of urinary function. The complete recovery of bladder function after the interruption of stimulation suggests that electrical stimulation caused the adverse effects in this clinical case.
Authors:
Marco La Grua; Giuliano Michelagnoli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Clinical journal of pain     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1536-5409     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin J Pain     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-17     Completed Date:  2010-08-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507389     Medline TA:  Clin J Pain     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  433-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Pain Unit, Misericordia e Dolce Hospital, Prato, Italy. lagruam@yahoo.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Electric Stimulation Therapy / adverse effects*
Humans
Male
Neuralgia / therapy*
Spinal Cord / physiopathology*
Treatment Outcome
Urinary Retention / etiology*

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