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Spinal interventions for cancer pain 

Spinal interventions for cancer pain
Spinal interventions for cancer pain

M.L. Sharma

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date: 08 March 2021

Intrathecal neurolysis for cancer pain 228

Agents used for intrathecal neurolysis 230

Techniques 232

Postoperative care 236

In this chapter we focus on intrathecal (IT) neurolytic blockade for terminal cancer pain. There are no controlled studies, and so the literature is observational, case reports and book chapters reflecting the opinions of experienced clinicians. Many other interventions including spinal RF procedures, continuous epidural analgesia, IT pumps, and open or percutaneous cordotomy have a role in carefully selected patients, but these are beyond the scope of this chapter....

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