Persistent post-surgical pain following anterior thoracotomy for lung cancer: a cross-sectional study of prevalence, characteristics and interference with functioning.

@article{Grosen2013PersistentPP,
  title={Persistent post-surgical pain following anterior thoracotomy for lung cancer: a cross-sectional study of prevalence, characteristics and interference with functioning.},
  author={Kasper Grosen and Gitte Laue Petersen and Mogens Pfeiffer-Jensen and Anette Hoejsgaard and Hans Kristian Pilegaard},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={
          95-103
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Most studies of persistent post-surgical pain following thoracic surgery have focused on classic posterolateral thoracotomy in mixed surgical populations without systematic assessment of disease recurrence and other potential sources of pain. The purpose of this study was to examine patterns in the prevalence of persistent post-surgical pain following lung cancer surgery and to quantitatively assess the characteristics of persistent post-surgical pain and associated sensory changes… CONTINUE READING

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