Regional anesthesia for chronic pain


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012. All rights reserved. Sympathetic blockade has become a mainstay of therapy in the treatment of a variety of cancer-related and chronic pain conditions. The advent of ultrasound-, fl uoroscopy-, endoscopy-, and CT-guided techniques have brought this important area of pain control to the regional anesthesiologist and pain management specialist. Imaging has allowed precise placement of needles to deliver local anesthetics, steroids, and neurolytic substances to block various sympathetic ganglia. With these techniques, pain relief can potentially be achieved for a variety of cancer and noncancer pain conditions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Krishnamoorthy, V; Koshy, R; Votta-Velis, G; Borgeat, A

Published Date

  • January 1, 2012

Book Title

  • Essentials of Regional Anesthesia

Start / End Page

  • 649 - 664

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781461410126

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4614-1013-3_26

Citation Source

  • Scopus