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The role of cryoanalgesia for chronic thoracic pain: results of a long-term follow up.

@article{Green2002TheRO,
  title={The role of cryoanalgesia for chronic thoracic pain: results of a long-term follow up.},
  author={Carmen Rene{\'e} Green and A M de Rosayro and Alan R. Tait},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  year={2002},
  volume={94 8},
  pages={
          716-20
        }
}
Cryoanalgesia (the use of cold to provide anesthesia or analgesia) is the oldest anesthetic and analgesic still in current clinical use. Its intraoperative use in providing postoperative analgesia for acute thoracic pain problems via an open thoracotomy is well described. The long-term efficacy of cryoanalgesia for the management of chronic thoracic pain due to intercostal neuralgia is less clear. We retrospectively examined the medical records of patients who received percutaneous… CONTINUE READING

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