Case report: use of conium maculatum as an aid to lower limb pain and paresia in type 1 neurofibromatosis in treatment of optic pathway glioma

Authors

  • Bruno Coutinho de Oliveira Medicina e Caminho

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51910/ijhdr.v23icf.1331

Keywords:

Homeopathy, Neurofibromatosis 1, plexiform neurofibroma, Glioma of the optic nerve

Abstract

Neurofibromatosis type 1 is one of the most common autosomal dominant disorders, presenting a higher risk of developing plexiform tumors and neurofibromas, whose conventional treatment, based on surgical, chemotherapy or radiotherapy procedures, still has limitations. Comorbidities such as neuralgic, muscular or paretic and paralytic pain may occur depending on the tumor situation or the plexiform neurofibroma. Given the difficult approach to these patients, and with the aim of expanding research and homeopathic knowledge about these cases, we present a case of pain associated with lumbosacral plexiform neurofibroma during oncological treatment for Glioma of the Optic Pathways, without surgical indication, but with difficult pain. control, even when using analgesics and antidepressants. Chemotherapy oncological treatment, due to crises and maintenance of pain, had been postponed. As an aid in controlling the symptoms, considering the ascending paretic pain syndrome of the left lower limb, the homeopathic medicine Conium maculatum was used as a complementary aid to the therapy. The patient's symptoms improved and she was able to continue with the chemotherapy treatment indicated, with a progressive reduction in the use of analgesics until they were discontinued.

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Published

2024-04-01

How to Cite

Coutinho de Oliveira, B. (2024). Case report: use of conium maculatum as an aid to lower limb pain and paresia in type 1 neurofibromatosis in treatment of optic pathway glioma. International Journal of High Dilution Research - ISSN 1982-6206, 23(cf), 88–91. https://doi.org/10.51910/ijhdr.v23icf.1331

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Clinical Research