The use of an intrathecal pump to manage intractable cancer pain in a pediatric patient: a case report

Title

The use of an intrathecal pump to manage intractable cancer pain in a pediatric patient: a case report

Creator

Bengali R; Huang MS; Gulur P

Publisher

Journal Of Pediatric Hematology/oncology

Date

2014

Subject

adolescent; Female; Humans; Pain; Pain Measurement; Analgesics; Prognosis; Fatal Outcome; Infusion Pumps; Injections; Spinal; Implantable; Carcinoma; Intractable; Anus Neoplasms; Condylomata Acuminata; Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes; Neutropenia; Squamous Cell; Vulvar Diseases

Description

A 15-year-old girl with combined immune deficiency syndrome, diagnosed with metastatic squamous cell cancer of the anus, had significant pain secondary to vulvar-perianal condyloma. Conventional treatment with oral and intravenous analgesics was limited by significant side effects of mental status changes and urinary retention leading to clinical deterioration that precluded attempts at chemotherapy. An intrathecal pump was implanted in the challenging setting of neutropenia. There was a drastic improvement in her quality of life and the ability to tolerate further chemotherapy. The option of an intrathecal pump for pain control extended our patient's ability to enjoy important quality time with family by several months.
2014-04

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

e162-164

Issue

3

Volume

36

Citation

Bengali R; Huang MS; Gulur P, “The use of an intrathecal pump to manage intractable cancer pain in a pediatric patient: a case report,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 26, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14979.

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