neurolytic block

neurolytic block

Pain management A form of anesthesia in which a neurodestructive agent–eg, phenol and alcohol is injected at or near a nerve causing extreme pain; NBs are useful in cancer pain syndromes that are visceral or involve the torso, but rarely for pain of extremities, as it would cause paralysis. See Nerve block, Nonneurolytic block.

neurolytic block

permanent sensory nerve fibre destruction by injection of a neurolysing fluid (e.g. to relieve intractable severe pain)
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Key Words: superior hypogastric plexus, neurolytic block, imaging, ultrasound- guided, pelvic pain
The next day a hypogastric neurolytic block was planned.
The VAS pain scores 24 hours after the neurolytic block were 0 and 30 respectively.
We were able to achieve complete pain relief after a diagnostic block and there was a decrease in pain scores in both the patients after the neurolytic block.
There are various modalities of treatment mentioned in the literature, such as pharmacological, surgical and neurolytic blocks (1-3).
while others deal with specific treatment modalities (hypnosis, neurolytic blocks, etc.
This paper discusses a number of interventional therapies available: simple blocks, cryoneurolysis, radiofrequency thermocoagulation, neurolytic blocks, and implantation therapy.
Neurolytic blocks are performed by injecting a substance such as phenol or alcohol into specific nerves.
Topics also include headache, painful medical diseases, neurolytic blocks for cancer pain and electrical stimulation of the nervous system.