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Korean J Anesthesiol. 1998 Apr;34(4):875-878. Korean. Case Report.
Kim JK , Oh WS , Park KS , Lee SC , Kim SD .
Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Cryoneurolysis to peripheral neuralgia has been tried in selected postoperative pain and chronic pain patient; post-thoracotomy pain, post-herniorrhapy pain and trigeminal neuralgia. Here we report first two cases those were effectively controlled by percutaneous cryoneurolysis. Intercostal neuralgia was confirmed by intercostal nerve block with 1% mepivacaine and then we applied cryoneurolysis. Those pains could be relieved for more than two or three months. We suggest that cryoneurolysis can be an useful, simple and safe neurolytic method to intercostal neuralgia in outpatient pain clinic.

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