Surgical Procedures for Multiple Sclerosis
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At this time, there are no surgical treatments for the underlying disease of multiple sclerosis. However, for a number of years researchers have been investigating the use of ]]>surgically placed pumps]]> for the administration of medications to reduce spasticity, a symptom of MS.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/ .
National Multiple Sclerosis Society website. Available at: http://nationalmssociety.org/ .
Smail B, Peskine A, Roche N, et al. Intrathecal baclofen for the treatment of spasticity of multiple sclerosis patients. Multiple Sclerosis . 2006;12(1):101-103.
Last reviewed July 2008 by ]]>Rimas Lukas, MD]]>
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