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Unilateral upper limb plexopathy pain caused by cancer 

Unilateral upper limb plexopathy pain caused by cancer
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Unilateral upper limb plexopathy pain caused by cancer
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Andrew Jones

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10.1093/med/9780199661626.003.0008
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date: 03 August 2021

Three patients with cancer who have upper limb pain due to brachial plexus damage are discussed. They each have different problems to consider in their management. These include separating pain from loss of function and fear about prognosis and the future. This chapter explores the idea that while nerve blocks may have a place in the treatment of upper limb plexopathy, the interventional pain doctor must carefully assess all factors contributing to a patient’s distress.

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