Complex regional pain syndrome after thromboendarterectomy: which type is it?

Baillet G., Planchon C., Tamgac F. , Thomassin M., Foult J.

Clinical nuclear medicine, vol.27, no.9, pp.619-21, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00003072-200209000-00001
  • Title of Journal : Clinical nuclear medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.619-21


The authors describe a complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and discuss its type according to the presence or absence of nerve injury. A patient underwent thromboendarterectomy of the right popliteal artery. Subsequently, right lower limb reflex sympathetic dystrophy developed, which was confirmed by scintigraphy and responded well to calcitonin treatment. Typing according to the new classification of CRPS type I or II with possible nerve injury is discussed, and a short review of the literature is included.