Spinal Cord Stimulation Treatment for Chronic Right Subcostal Neuralgia Secondary to Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Case Report

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Abstract

The use of spinal cord stimulator (SCS) treatment has been particularly effective as an adjunct in treating mixed neuropathic, nociceptive, and radicular pain conditions. There are no published studies on the use of SCS for chronic pain syndrome after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We successfully used an SCS on a 31-year-old woman with a 4-year history of intractable right-sided subcostal pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This case provides strong evidence that SCS should be considered as a treatment option for chronic postsurgical pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy not amenable to standard therapies.

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