Ultrasound-guided intercostal nerve cryolisis for post-breast surgery pain syndrome - Criolesione ecoguidata dei nervi intercostali nel dolore post-chirurgico mammario

Pathos. 2017;24(1) DOI 10.30458/PA2017-175

 

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Journal Title: Pathos

ISSN: 1593-2354 (Print); 2385-0744 (Online)

Publisher: Publiediting

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Surgery: Anesthesiology | Medicine: Therapeutics. Pharmacology

Country of publisher: Italy

Language of fulltext: Italian, English

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AUTHORS

Gaetano Terranova (Pain Unit, Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri, Pavia - Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia Medico-Chirurgica e dei Trapianti Università degli Studi di Milano)
Matteo Luigi Giuseppe Leoni (Pain Unit, Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri, Pavia)
Gianluca Conversa (Pain Unit, Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri, Pavia)
Cesare Bonezzi (Pain Unit, Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri, Pavia)
Laura Demartini (Pain Unit, Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri, Pavia)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 6 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Breast and/or thoracic pain is a frequent event after breast surgery and is a source of deterioration of patients' quality of life. The development of fibrosis and scar areas around the cutaneous branches of the intercostal nerves is a common cause of pain. Proper clinical investigation associated with the use of ultrasound-guided intercostal nerve cryoablation could be a solution to achieve significant analgesic results.