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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2003;45(5):668-671.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2003.45.5.668   
Effect of Psoas Compartment Block in Low Extremity Neuropathic Cancer Pain: Three case reports.
Eun Ju Kim, Sang Gon Lee, Jong Suk Ban, Byung Woo Min
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea. kej710418@hanmail.net
Abstract
Psoas compartment block is an excellent method of pain control due to tumor invasion of the lumbar plexus or a pathologic fracture of the femur. Three patients with advanced cancer complained of pain in their legs, and this was effectively blocked using a bupivacaine and triamcinolone psoas compartment block. The psoas compartment block is a useful procedure and can be of particular use in patients who have not responded to opiates or find the side-effects of opiates intolerable.
Key Words: cancer; neuropathic pain; psoas compartment block


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