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Title: Spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of pain and toe ulceration associated with systemic sclerosis: a case report
Authors: Ito, Hiroyuki
Tanei, Takafumi
Sugawara, Kyoko
Sando, Yu
Hori, Naohiro
Source title: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
Volume: 68
Issue: 1
Start page: 37
End page: 41
Issue Date: 2022
Abstract: Systemic sclerosis is a complex disease characterized by extensive fibrosis, microvascular alterations, and additional sequelae. Microvascular alterations can cause painful ulcers and necrosis; however, conservative or surgical treatment is often challenging in terms of healing. The study aimed to describe a toe ulcer with systemic sclerosis and its' successful treatment with spinal cord stimulation. An 83-year-old woman, who was diagnosed with systemic sclerosis over the past decade, was distressed by a non-healing toe ulcer for an extended period of time. The patient underwent spinal cord stimulation treatment with the expectation of pain relief and an improvement in microcirculatory insufficiency. Her pain scales and microcirculation improved, and the toe ulcer healed. Furthermore, the frequency of Raynaud's symptoms was reduced, and the patient's pain decreased. There was no recurrence of the ulcer and she no longer needed a cane for walking.
Publisher: The Fukushima Society of Medical Science
Publisher (Alternative foam): 福島医学会
language: eng
URI: http://ir.fmu.ac.jp/dspace/handle/123456789/1646
Full text URL: http://ir.fmu.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/123456789/1646/1/FksmJMedSci_68_p37.pdf
ISSN: 0016-2590
2185-4610
DOI: 10.5387/fms.2021-33
PubMed ID: 35228457
Related Page: https://doi.org/10.5387/fms.2021-33
Rights: © 2022 The Fukushima Society of Medical Science. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons [Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International] license.
Rights: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
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