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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

Abstract

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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  • Address reprint requests to Dr. Gorski: Department of Anesthesiology, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153.

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