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2022 Jun 27

Clin Radiol

Neurological pain relief interventional radiology procedures.


Tan E, Wang MQW, Leong S, Chou H, Too CW
Clin Radiol. 2022 Jun 27.
PMID: 35773096.


Neurological interventions have taken on a significant role in interventional radiology (IR) practice. Indications fall under three main categories: (1) intraprocedural pain management, (2) cancer pain palliation, and (3) chronic non-cancer pain control. Short-term regional anaesthesia can be achieved with local anaesthetics, while longer-term pain control can be attained with radiofrequency neuromodulation (pulsed or otherwise) or thermal/chemical neurolysis. This review article summarises the therapeutic options, applications, and techniques of commonly used peripheral nerve and plexus interventions in IR.