The syndrome of sympathetic dystrophy (or causalgia) remains an enigma. Normally associated with traumatic injury to a peripheral nerve, the present case is, to the authors' knowledge, the first report of sympathetic dystrophy of 'central' origin. The patient displayed many typical features of this syndrome: constant, unremitting pain described as burning or aching, and developing shortly after the initiating event. On physical examination, the involved extremity was cool and moist, with atrophic skin and hair loss.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Anesthesia and analgesia|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1978|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine