Percutaneous Dorsal Root Ganglia Lesions for Cancer Pain
Intractable pain of malignant origin is sometimes limited to 1–3 dermatomes. Patients suffering from such pain are capable of indicating the area of maximum discomfort, and in most cases, pressure applied directly to that area intensifies the pain. In our experience, patients with localized pain generally demand a localized solution for their pain. In contrast to patients experiencing pain in diffused sites, those with localized pain agree to receive opioid drugs only as a last resort and after exhausting all known localized therapies.
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