Chapter 21. Neurologic Basis for Sympathetically Maintained Pain: Causalgia and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

  1. Rodney A. White MD1 and
  2. Larry H. Hollier MD2
  1. Marco Scoccianti and
  2. Rodney A. White

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987094.ch21

Vascular Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Correlations, Second Edition

Vascular Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Correlations, Second Edition

How to Cite

Scoccianti, M. and White, R. A. (2005) Neurologic Basis for Sympathetically Maintained Pain: Causalgia and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, in Vascular Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Correlations, Second Edition (eds R. A. White and L. H. Hollier), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470987094.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California

  2. 2

    Dean, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 15 MAR 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122023

Online ISBN: 9780470987094

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Keywords:

  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy [RSD];
  • sympathetic cotransmitters;
  • central biasing mechanism;
  • reflex neurogenic inflammation;
  • surgical sympathectomy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pain pathways

  • Mechanisms for sympathetically maintained pain

  • Mechanisms of related sympathetic dysfunction

  • Clinical features of sympathetically maintained pain

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • Summary