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Revista de la Sociedad Española del Dolor

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SANCHEZ, D. et al. The use of a 5% lidocaine patch for the treatment of postoperative pain in thoracic surgery. Rev. Soc. Esp. Dolor [online]. 2016, vol.23, n.2, pp.75-77. ISSN 1134-8046.

Sub-optimal management of acute post-thoracotomy pain is associated to pulmonary complications and has been identified as an independent factor for a post-thoracotomy pain syndrome. Epidural analgesia and paravertebral catheter are the most effective in a multimodal analgesia regime. Lidocaine patch 5% is for a treatment for post-herpetic neuralgia. Some literature suggests its use in other types of pain. We present three patients after different thoracic procedures with uncontrolled pain despite conventional treatment, and their good pain response to lidocaine patch 5%.

Keywords : Lidocaine patch; pain; thoracic surgery.

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