Flank hernia secondary to phenol nerve block.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127614
Title:
Flank hernia secondary to phenol nerve block.
Authors:
Al-Hilli, Z; Deasy, J; Keaveny, J
Affiliation:
Department of General Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland.
Citation:
Flank hernia secondary to phenol nerve block. 2010, 179 (3):451-3 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Sep-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127614
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0312-x
PubMed ID:
19347390
Abstract:
The management of patients with chronic pain is challenging. The aim of treatment is alleviation of symptoms in an attempt to increase functional capacity. Interventional procedures, such as chemical neurolysis are adopted when other techniques fail to provide adequate pain control.; An 82-year-old man presented with a history of chronic left sided abdominal pain. This was initially treated with central nerve blockade. His symptoms persisted and he was scheduled for an intercostal neurolytic block with 6% aqueous phenol. Following the procedure, he experienced further abdominal pain and developed a painful left flank swelling. CT scan, ultrasound scan, and colonoscopy excluded the presence of an organic cause, such as intra-abdominal pathology. A left flank hernia was subsequently diagnosed. Conservative management was employed. Surgical repair will be implemented should conservative measures fail to control symptoms.; This case raises our awareness of a complication that may occur with phenol intercostal neurolysis.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Abdominal Pain; Abdominal Wall; Aged, 80 and over; Autonomic Nerve Block; Chronic Disease; Hernia, Abdominal; Humans; Male; Phenol
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAl-Hilli, Zen
dc.contributor.authorDeasy, Jen
dc.contributor.authorKeaveny, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T08:31:18Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-07T08:31:18Z-
dc.date.issued2010-09-
dc.identifier.citationFlank hernia secondary to phenol nerve block. 2010, 179 (3):451-3 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid19347390-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0312-x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127614-
dc.description.abstractThe management of patients with chronic pain is challenging. The aim of treatment is alleviation of symptoms in an attempt to increase functional capacity. Interventional procedures, such as chemical neurolysis are adopted when other techniques fail to provide adequate pain control.-
dc.description.abstractAn 82-year-old man presented with a history of chronic left sided abdominal pain. This was initially treated with central nerve blockade. His symptoms persisted and he was scheduled for an intercostal neurolytic block with 6% aqueous phenol. Following the procedure, he experienced further abdominal pain and developed a painful left flank swelling. CT scan, ultrasound scan, and colonoscopy excluded the presence of an organic cause, such as intra-abdominal pathology. A left flank hernia was subsequently diagnosed. Conservative management was employed. Surgical repair will be implemented should conservative measures fail to control symptoms.-
dc.description.abstractThis case raises our awareness of a complication that may occur with phenol intercostal neurolysis.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAbdominal Pain-
dc.subject.meshAbdominal Wall-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshAutonomic Nerve Block-
dc.subject.meshChronic Disease-
dc.subject.meshHernia, Abdominal-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshPhenol-
dc.titleFlank hernia secondary to phenol nerve block.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of General Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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