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Pain management: The rising role of interventional oncology. Diagn Interv Imaging 2017 Sep;98(9):627-634

Date

07/26/2017

Pubmed ID

28739433

DOI

10.1016/j.diii.2017.06.015

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85041114748   10 Citations

Abstract

Patients with early or metastatic cancer may suffer from pain of different origins. The vast majority of these patients are not adequately treated by means of systemic analgesia and radiotherapy. Percutaneous neurolysis is performed using chemical agents or thermal energy upon sympathetic nervous system plexus for pain reduction and life quality improvement. Ablation and vertebral augmentation are included in clinical guidelines for metastatic disease. As far as the peripheral skeleton is concerned bone augmentation and stabilization can be performed by means of cement injection either solely performed or in combination to cannulated screws or other metallic or peek implants. This review describes the basic concepts of interventional oncology techniques as therapies for cancer pain management. The necessity for a tailored-based approach applying different techniques for different cases and locations will be addressed.

Author List

Filippiadis D, Tutton S, Kelekis A

Author

Sean Tutton MD Vice Chair, Professor in the Radiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Ablation Techniques
Cancer Pain
Cementoplasty
Fractures, Spontaneous
Humans
Kyphoplasty
Neoplasms
Nerve Block
Spinal Fractures
Vertebroplasty
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