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2022 Aug

Pain Physician



Clinical Observation of CT-Guided Intervertebral Foramen Puncture and Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation for the Treatment of Refractory PHN in the Superior Thoracic Segment.


Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a typical neuropathic pain. Conventional oral analgesics and nerve block therapy can only obtain temporary analgesia in many cases. This study summarized the clinical effect of CT-Guided intervertebral foramen puncture and radiofrequency thermocoagulation through the superior margin of costotransverse joint for the treatment of refractory PHN in the superior thoracic segment.