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2019 Dec

Otolaryngol Clin North Am



Anesthesia and Chronic Pain Management.


Malhotra A, Shehebar M, Khelemsky Y
Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2019 Dec; 52(6):1083-1094.
PMID: 31563424.


The reasons for development of chronic pain are poorly understood. Chronic postoperative pain is linked to severe acute postoperative pain. Head and neck pain is often a complex phenomenon that requires meticulous diagnosis and treatment. Institution of early multimodal analgesic regimens by multidisciplinary teams may attenuate chronic pain formation and propagation in the otolaryngologic patient.