Impact of intercostal paravertebral neurectomy on post thoracotomy pain syndrome after thoracotomy in lung cancer patients: a randomized controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND Thoracotomy leads to chronic neuropathic pain in up to 50% of patients and is responsible for an impaired quality of life. Intercostal nerve injury has been suggested to be responsible for this pain. In the present study the impact of paravertebral intercostal neurectomy on post thoracotomy pain was assessed. METHODS In this single center… (More)

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@article{Koryllos2016ImpactOI, title={Impact of intercostal paravertebral neurectomy on post thoracotomy pain syndrome after thoracotomy in lung cancer patients: a randomized controlled trial.}, author={Aris Koryllos and Astrid Althaus and Marcel Poels and Robin Joppich and Rolf Lefering and Frank Wappler and Wolfram Windisch and Corinna Ludwig and Erich Stoelben}, journal={Journal of thoracic disease}, year={2016}, volume={8 9}, pages={2427-2433} }