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Intermittent interpleural injection of bupivacaine and methylprednisolone for analgesia in metastatic thoracic neoplasm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1667094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three patients with intractable chest wall pain due to diffusely metastatic thoracic neoplasm were successfully treated with intermittent interpleural steroid injections. Intermittent administration of 0.5% bupivacaine mixed with methylprednisolone suspension (Depo-Medrol) was effective in controlling intractable pain due to metastatic cancer. Pain relief with this technique lasted for periods in excess of 3 weeks between injections. Intermittent interpleural block may be a useful addition to the therapeutic armamentarium in dealing with chronic pain due to metastatic neoplasm.
D S Klein; P W Klein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Clinical journal of pain     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0749-8047     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin J Pain     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-28     Completed Date:  1992-05-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507389     Medline TA:  Clin J Pain     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  232-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ohio State University, Columbus.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Neoplasms / complications
Bupivacaine / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Carcinoma, Small Cell / complications
Chronic Disease
Lung Neoplasms / complications
Methylprednisolone / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Metastasis
Pain / drug therapy*,  etiology
Thoracic Neoplasms / complications*
Reg. No./Substance:
2180-92-9/Bupivacaine; 83-43-2/Methylprednisolone

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