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Case report
Published online: 2017-05-19
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The management of neuropathic pain in a patient with retroperitoneal tumour

Joanna Magdalena Brząkała, Wojciech Leppert
Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 2016;10(4):185-188.

open access

Vol 10, No 4 (2016)
Case report
Published online: 2017-05-19

Abstract

This paper analyses the case report of a 62-year-old man diagnosed with retroperitoneal tumour and severe intensity of neuropathic pain localized in the right lower extremity. Patient was administrated prolonged– release oxycodone/naloxone tablets as well as adjuvant analgesics. Previous pain treatment was inefficient due to inadequate dosage of prolonged–release oxycodone/naloxone tablets, lack of the use of adjuvant analgesics and unrecognition of depression. After introduction of changes in pharmacotherapy of pain and depression and psychological support satisfactory analgesic effect and significant mood improvement have been achieved.

Abstract

This paper analyses the case report of a 62-year-old man diagnosed with retroperitoneal tumour and severe intensity of neuropathic pain localized in the right lower extremity. Patient was administrated prolonged– release oxycodone/naloxone tablets as well as adjuvant analgesics. Previous pain treatment was inefficient due to inadequate dosage of prolonged–release oxycodone/naloxone tablets, lack of the use of adjuvant analgesics and unrecognition of depression. After introduction of changes in pharmacotherapy of pain and depression and psychological support satisfactory analgesic effect and significant mood improvement have been achieved.

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Keywords

background pain, episodic pain, pain, analgesics, adjuvant analgesics

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Title

The management of neuropathic pain in a patient with retroperitoneal tumour

Journal

Palliative Medicine in Practice

Issue

Vol 10, No 4 (2016)

Article type

Case report

Pages

185-188

Published online

2017-05-19

Bibliographic record

Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 2016;10(4):185-188.

Keywords

background pain
episodic pain
pain
analgesics
adjuvant analgesics

Authors

Joanna Magdalena Brząkała
Wojciech Leppert

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