Transient allodynia following caudal lipoma excision: A case report

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KALEMCİ O., ÖZER E., Yucesoy K., Arda M. N., ERKİN Y.

Asian Spine Journal, vol.5, no.4, pp.250-252, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.4184/asj.2011.5.4.250
  • Journal Name: Asian Spine Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.250-252
  • Keywords: Caudal lipoma surgery, Hyperalgesia
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Allodynia is the sensation of pain due to non-painful stimuli. It usually occurs due to destructive lesions of the spinal cord or peripheral nerves. Allodynia following intradural lipoma surgery has been reported previously. We herein report a case of allodynia developed after microsurgical caudal lipoma excision without associated spinal cord injury. © 2011 by Korean Society of Spine Surgery.