Treatment of chronic post-herpetic neuralgia with autologous fat grafts: a first-in-the-world case report

Martin Sollie*, Jens Ahm Sørensen

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Abstract

A 60-year-old woman suffering from severe chronic post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) was treated with simple autologous fat grafting to the affected area of skin. Post-operatively, she reported a great improvement in her symptoms. The effect was stable throughout the 3-month follow-up period. This case report presents a first-in-the-world case of using fat grafting to treat chronic post-herpetic neuralgia and discusses the future potential of this as a primary treatment of this syndrome. This report presents partial data of a pilot study registered at clinicaltrials.org (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03584061).

Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Pain
Volume13
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)239-243
ISSN2049-4637
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

Keywords

  • autologous fat grafting
  • fat grafting
  • neuralgia
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • stem cells

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