Pectointercostal block in the management of post herpetic neuralgia: Case report


Author: Leonado Arce Gálvez, David Hernández Abuchaibe, José Luis Cuervo Pulgarín, and Claudia Liliana Buitrago Martín
Page Range: 157-160
Published in: Journal of Pain Management, 16#2 (2023)
ISSN: 1939-5914

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Post-herpetic neuralgia is a chronic neuropathic pain condition that negatively impacts the functionality and quality of life of patients who suffer from it. The treatment of this condition has a pharmacological, rehabilitation, and interventional approach. In this case, we present a 23-year-old patient from Bogota, Colombia who presented with this condition, having a poor response to pharmacological neuromodulation. She underwent a pectointercostal block with ultrasound guidance, achieving a considerable improvement in pain for at least six weeks, with no report of adverse events and a return to her daily activities.

Keywords: Nerve block, neuralgia, pain, herpes, ultrasonography, acute pain, pectointercostal, neuralgia, neuropathic pain, interventionism

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