Percutaneous CT-guided cordotomy for the treatment of pediatric cancer pain

Title

Percutaneous CT-guided cordotomy for the treatment of pediatric cancer pain

Creator

Reddy GD; Okhuysen-Cawley R; Harsh V; Viswanathan A

Publisher

Journal Of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics

Date

2013

Subject

Child; Humans; Male; Palliative Care; Pain; hospice care; Treatment Outcome; Palliative Care; Tomography; X-Ray Computed; Intractable; Cordotomy; Groin; Lower Extremity; Medulloblastoma

Description

Percutaneous cordotomy using CT guidance has been shown to be a safe and effective means of reducing pain in adults with cancer in 2 large case series. Its effectiveness in pediatric patients, however, has not been reported. Here, the authors present a case of CT-guided percutaneous cordotomy being used effectively for the treatment of unilateral limb pain in a 9-year-old boy suffering from metastatic medulloblastoma. The efficacy and minimally invasive nature of this procedure support its use in selected pediatric cases.
2013-07

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

93-96

Issue

1

Volume

12

Citation

Reddy GD; Okhuysen-Cawley R; Harsh V; Viswanathan A, “Percutaneous CT-guided cordotomy for the treatment of pediatric cancer pain,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 18, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14658.

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