Pain Relief in Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer and After Pancreatic Surgery

  • Erica Adrario
  • Paola Verdenelli
  • Lorenzo Copparoni
  • Paolo Pelaia
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


Cancer pain is an important problem from the health and social points of view. Thirty percent of patients affected by cancer have pain at diagnosis, and this percentage increases to 85% in the advanced stages of the disease. Yet, cancer pain can be efficiently controlled in most patients with an integrated program of pharmacological treatments for analgesia and anticancer therapies (radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy) [1].


Pancreatic Cancer Cancer Pain Pancreatic Surgery Splanchnic Nerve Celiac Plexus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erica Adrario
    • 1
  • Paola Verdenelli
    • 1
  • Lorenzo Copparoni
    • 1
  • Paolo Pelaia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neuroscience, Anesthesia and Resuscitation Unit, Ospedali Riuniti University HospitalPolytechnic University of MarcheAnconaItaly

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