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A A Case Rep. 2017 Sep 1;9(5):129-132. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000546.

Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Cryoneurolysis for Acute Pain Management: A Case Report.

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From the *Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California; and the †Alaska Pain Management Center, Eagle River, Alaska.

Abstract

We report 3 different cases in which ultrasound-guided percutaneous cryoneurolysis was performed to treat acute pain: 1 patient with refractory incisional pain after percutaneous nephrolithotomy; 1 patient with burns to the foot; and 1 patient with pain from iliac crest grafting. Acute pain associated with surgery or injury is a challenge to treat with local anesthetic-based regional anesthesia techniques when the anticipated pain duration exceeds a few days. Cryoneurolysis is an alternative analgesic method that utilizes extremely cold temperatures to reversibly ablate peripheral nerves and is potentially a novel method for acute pain management.

PMID:
28509777
DOI:
10.1213/XAA.0000000000000546
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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