Revista de la Sociedad Española del Dolor
versión impresa ISSN 1134-8046
NARVAEZ, M. et al. Continuous analgesia of the upper limb with brachial plexus blockade in chronic cancer pain. Rev. Soc. Esp. Dolor [online]. 2005, vol.12, n.8, pp.501-504. ISSN 1134-8046.
Objective: To assess the effectiveness of brachial plexus blockade for the management of severe cancer pain. Method: In six patients with upper limb bone metastases, we assessed the effectiveness of continuous blockade of the brachial plexus. Results: All the study patients had a favorable evolution and analgesia increased with the treatment, without side effects. Conclusions: Continuous analgesia of the brachial plexus is an effective method for the management of upper limb pain caused by metastases.
Palabras clave : Brachial plexus; Cancer pain; Neurostimulation.