Intrathecal granuloma complicating chronic spinal infusion of morphine. Report of three cases.

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  • Intrathecal morphine delivered by implanted pumps has been used in the treatment of pain caused by terminal cancer. Some authors supports its use in benign pain as well. The authors present three cases in which chronic infiltration of intraspinal narcotic medication was complicated by the formation of a granulomatous mass that became large enough to exert mass effect and induce neurological dysfunction.
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  • Adult, Female, Granuloma, Humans, Infusion Pumps, Implantable, Injections, Spinal, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged, Morphine, Spinal Cord Diseases, Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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    Author List

  • Blount JP; Remley KB; Yue SK; Erickson DL
  • Start Page

  • 272
  • End Page

  • 276
  • Volume

  • 84
  • Issue

  • 2