Letters Pancreatic adenocarcinoma

Multimodal analgesia is central to alleviating pain in pancreatic adenocarcinoma

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4307 (Published 03 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4307
  1. Tauheedur R Shaikh, specialist trainee year 5, anaesthesia1,
  2. Pradeep Desai, consultant anaesthesia and chronic pain1
  1. 1Wexham Park Hospital, Wexham SL2 4HL, UK
  1. tauheed43{at}gmail.com

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is characterised by its late presentation and poor prognosis,1 with only 10-20% of cases being amenable to resection. Most patients will fall under the remit of palliative care. The treatment of pain merits particular attention because 50-70% of patients will have severe, difficult …

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