Post-operative neuropathic pain after surgery of brainstem cavernous malformations

Takeaway

  • Post-operative neuropathic pain was diagnosed in 8% of patients with brainstem cavernous malformations (BSCMs) who underwent surgical treatment.

Why this matters

  • BSCMs are rare vascular anomalies that are associated with increased mortality and severe disability.

  • This study may raise awareness of the occurrence of neuropathic pain in post-operative BSCM, ultimately leading to improved diagnoses and treatment in these patients.