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Intercostal Neuralgia and Thoracic Radiculopathy 

Intercostal Neuralgia and Thoracic Radiculopathy
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Intercostal Neuralgia and Thoracic Radiculopathy
Author(s):

Yili Huang

, and Neel Mehta

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199350940.003.0012
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date: 09 December 2019

This chapter on thoracic radiculopathy and intercostal neuralgia examines the challenges and complexities of thoracic neuropathic pain. It reviews the thoracic anatomy and introduces an algorithmic approach to patients who present with thoracic pain syndromes. It outlines the challenges of excluding life-threatening and acute causes of thoracic pain. Common causes of thoracic radiculopathy and intercostal neuralgias are discussed. Diagnostic approaches and treatment options are presented.

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