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Epidural Meperidine for Phantom Limb Pain
  1. Daniel W. Gorski, D.D.S., M.D.,
  2. Mariadas Chinthagada, M.D.,
  3. Tadikonda L.K. Rao, M.D. and
  4. Kamlesh Shah, M.D.
  1. From the Department of Anesthesiology, Loyola University Medical Center and Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois


Two cases are presented to demonstrate the use and efficacy of epidural meperidine for relief of phantom limb pain. Possible mechanisms for this relief are also discussed.

  • Meperidine
  • epidural
  • Phantom limb
  • Pain
  • phantom limb

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