Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed Apr. 9, 2014).
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Section A: Introduction and clinical cases. Definition and pathophysiology of complex cancer pain -- Pharmacological management of cancer pain -- Neurolytic Blocking Agents -- Role of surgery in cancer pain management -- Oncological management of cancer pain -- Pelvic pain -- Chest wall pain from mesothelioma or lung cancer -- Unilateral upper limb plexopathy pain caused by cancer -- Unilateral lower limb plexopathy related cancer pain -- Upper GI pain from invasive pancreatic cancer -- Multiple bone metastases/bone fracture related -- Intrathecal pump case history -- Section B: Details of interventional techniques. Basic procedure safety and patient considerations for cancer pain interventions -- Sympathectomy for cancer pain -- Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty for spinal metastasis pain -- Cervical cordotomy -- Intrathecal and intracerebroventricular drug delivery for cancer pain -- Spinal neurolysis -- Trigeminal intervention -- Neurosurgical techniques for cancer pain -- Peripheral nerve blocks including neurolytic blocks -- Section C: Collaboration between services. Role of collaboration between pain medicine and palliative care -- Control of complex pain at the end of life in hospice or community setting.
Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain gives advice on advanced pain management techniques for cancer pains. Emphasis is placed on the suitability and selection of patients for different invasive and complex procedures based on the patient's history. Case histories provide compressive insight into the complexities of holistic management, with pain being only one of the factors that distress patients and families. The book also covers cancer pain management for patients in a community setting including, the collaboration between pain and palliative medicine.