pain medicine

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pain medicine

Internal medicine A new subspecialty of neurology dedicated to the relief and/or control of pain Pharmacology A popular term for an analgesic
Surgical management of pain
• Section of peripheral nerve pathway Neurectomy, splanchnicectomy, dorsal rhizotomy
• Section of CNS pathway Anterolateral cordotomy, trigeminal tractotomy, dorsal root entry zone lesioning
• Procedures to alter affective response to pain  Cingulotomy, obotomy, thalamotomy
• Section of efferent arc of vasomotor reflex Sympathectomy
Suppression by nonablative techniques Stimulation of peripheral nerve, spinal deep brain, intraspinal drug infusion  
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Surgical management of pain. S Afr Med J 2016;106(9):858-860.
In this article--Part 2 of a 3-part series on endometriosis--the focus is on medical and surgical management of pain. Six experts address such questions as when is laparoscopy indicated, who is best qualified to treat endometriosis, is excision or ablation of lesions preferred, what is the role of hysterectomy in eliminating pain, and what to do about the problem of recurrence.
“This text takes on the breadth of the surgical management of pain with consistency and lucidity, and is geared to the practicing physician.
The techniques available in the surgical management of pain are summarised in Table 1.