neurolysis


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neurolysis

 [noo͡-rol´……ĭ-sis]
1. release of a nerve sheath by cutting it longitudinally.
2. operative breaking up of perineural adhesions.
3. relief of tension upon a nerve obtained by stretching.
4. exhaustion of nervous energy.
5. destruction or dissolution of nerve tissue. adj., adj neurolyt´ic.

neu·rol·y·sis

(nū-rol'i-sis),
1. Destruction of nerve tissue.
2. Freeing of a nerve from inflammatory adhesions or incising its epineurium for decompression.
3. Incising the epineurium of the facial nerve as a part of facial nerve decompression.
[neuro- + G. lysis, dissolution]

neu·rol·y·sis

(nūr-ol'i-sis)
1. Destruction of nerve tissue.
2. Freeing of a nerve from inflammatory adhesions.
[neuro- + G. lysis, dissolution]

neu·rol·y·sis

(nūr-ol'i-sis)
1. Destruction of nerve tissue.
2. Procedure to free a nerve from inflammatory adhesions or incising its epineurium for decompression.
[neuro- + G. lysis, dissolution]
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In this study we tried to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of pulsed radiofrequency induced trigeminal neurolysis at different intervals.
As the coeliac plexus is the main pathway for transmitting pain, in cases of chronic, intractable pain, coeliac plexus neurolysis or block may be an effective pain relief option for some patients (Kambadakone et al., 2011).
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Milkiewicz, "The efficacy and safety of endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus neurolysis for treatment of pain in patients with pancreatic cancer," Gastroenterology Research and Practice, vol.
Chemical neurolysis is a commonly used and versatile tool in cancer pain management.
Radiofrequency neurolysis for lumbar pain using a variation of the original technique.
Wegener, "A biomechanical evaluation of the epidural neurolysis procedure," Pain Physician, vol.
Intraoperative finding demonstrated myonecrosis of the deep posterior compartment and the posterior tibal nerve surrounded by necrotizing tissue (status after posterior tibial nerve neurolysis).
In the case of incomplete neurotmesis with nerve disorders such as sensory disturbance or neuropathic pain due to adhesion or fibrosis around the nerve, neurolysis is occasionally performed.
Phenol neurolysis of peripheral nerves for spasticity has been well described in the literature as a neurolytic agent for the past 30 years.
Dr Ramji Swaminathan, specialist anaesthesia, heading the pain clinic at New Medial Centre, said: "Discussing pain, the most debilitating one is that suffered by a cancer patient; and conventionally, uncontrolled pain has been treated by injections of phenol to the nerves or nerve plexuses (network of nerves) that supplies blood to the affected area (also called chemical neurolysis).