1.20 Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(45):e8629. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000008629.
Scrambler therapy for the treatment of neuropathic pain related to leukemia in a pediatric patient: A case report.
1 Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, 1071 Anyangcheon-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea.Abstract
Cancer-related neuropathic pain often responds poorly to standard pain treatments. Scrambler therapy has relieved refractory chronic pain in several uncontrolled clinical trials.
An 11-year-old female patient was suffering from left groin and medial thigh pain after irradiation to the knee. The girl was diagnosed with precursor B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia 2 years ago. Extramedullary relapse of leukemia developed 1 month ago and pain had started. She was treated with oral medications, but she was continuously complaining of severe pain.
Neuropathic pain caused by obturator nerve involvement in leukemia.
Scrambler therapy is noninvasive, is not associated with any complications, causes minimal discomfort during treatment, and is very effective in a pediatric patient with cancer-related neuropathic pain.