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Case Report Of Cryoneurolysis For The Treatment Of Refractory Intercostobrachial Neuralgia With Postherpetic Neuralgia

Authors Weber G, Saad K, Awad M, Wong TH

Received 21 July 2019

Accepted for publication 18 October 2019

Published 1 November 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 103—107


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Stefan Wirz

Garret Weber, Kenneth Saad, Motaz Awad, Tiffany H Wong

Department of Anesthesiology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA

Correspondence: Garret Weber
Department of Anesthesiology, New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, 100 Woods Road, Macy Room 2391, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA

Abstract: Postherpetic neuralgia is a common and potentially debilitating neuropathic pain condition. Current pharmacologic therapy can be inadequate and intolerable for patients. We present a case of a gentleman with refractory postherpetic neuralgia in the intercostobrachial nerve distribution that was successfully treated with cryoneurolysis/cryoanalgesia therapy.

Keywords: cryoneurolysis, cryoablation, postherpetic neuralgia, intercostobrachial neuralgia, neuropathic pain

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