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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1992;16(4):493-496.
A case report of intrathecal phenol block in intractable spasticity.
Choi, Ki Sub , Lee, Kang Mok
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine
척추강내 페놀주사에 의한 근경직성의 치료경험 보고
최기섭, 이강목
한양대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

Intrathecal phenol injection was done on 30 years old vegetative female with intractable spasticity in extremities using 10 ml of 5% aqueous phenol solution at L3-L4 level.

Immediate release of the spasticity in lower extremities was obtained. After this procedure patient was kept in 60 degree upright position in one hour because the specific gravity of the phenol solution was greater(0.026) than that of her spinal fluid(1.006).

No complication was observed up to 24 hours. Increasing denervation potentials were obtained in muscles of lower extremities sampled from 20days to 40days.

Key Words: Intrathecal phenol block, Spasticity


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