DREZ


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DREZ

Dorsal root end zone Neurology A CNS pathway that may be surgically sectioned to relieve chronic pain–eg, anterolateral cord and trigeminal tract; DREZ lesions are produced by thermal coagulation or laser, and relieve 65-70% of intractable pain associated with brachial and lumbar plexus avulsion and spinal cord trauma

Dorsal root entry zone (DREZ)

A type of nerve surgery for postherpetic neuralgia that is occasionally used when the patient can get no other pain relief. The surgery destroys the area where damaged nerves join the central nervous system, thereby interfering with inappropriate pain messages from nerves to the brain.
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Our results demonstrate a positive effect of hUCB-MC transplantation on the migration potential (detection of P[0.sup.+] myelin in the DREZ) of the SCs and the integrity of peripheral myelin.
Multiple peripheral nerves may be treated similarly, but rather than operating and injuring several functional nerves, multiple nerves are often treated non-invasively with electrical modulation, using TENS or SCS, located either at the corresponding spinal segment or the DREZ. Similarly, craniofacial pain syndromes, such as trigeminal neuralgia, are successfully treated by moving the pulsating artery that compresses the mandibular nerve in the cerebellopontine angle with microvascular decompression or, in the absence of an offending artery, performing a blockade of the trigeminal ganglion with balloon compression or glycerol rhizolysis.
La primera indicacion establecida para la tecnica DREZ fue la deaferentacion en pacientes con avulsion del plexo braquial.
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Zamanla daha selektif yontemlerden dorsal root entry zone (DREZ) ve selektif dorsal rizotomi gundeme gelmistir (5,20).
Sometimes, a surgical procedure such as dorsal root entry zone (DREZ), rhizotomy, or cordotomy is recommended, in which incisions are made in select nerve locations to interrupt the pain in the nervous system itself.