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Cancer Treatments

Morphine Pain Pump for Cancer Patients

What is it?

Morphine pump implantation is a surgical procedure performed to permanently implant a pump that delivers morphine to the spinal fluid to treat chronic pain.

What is its goal?

The aim of the operation is to implant a pump that will deliver morphine to the spinal fluid for the treatment and relief of pain. This sometimes avoids some of the side effects encountered with very high doses of narcotic pain medication like morphine.

Neurolytic Block for Cancer Patients

A neurolytic block is a form of nerve block involving the deliberate injury of a nerve by freezing or heating or the application of chemicals. These interventions cause degeneration of the nerve’s fibers and temporary (a few months, usually) interference with the transmission of nerve signals. The neurolytic block is sometimes used to temporarily reduce or eliminate pain in part of the body. Targets include:

  • the celiac plexus, most commonly for cancer of the gastrointestinal tract up to the transverse colon, and pancreatic cancer, but also for stomach cancer, gall bladder cancer, adrenal mass, common bile duct cancer, chronic pancreatitis and active intermittent porphyria 

  • the hypogastric plexus, for cancer affecting the descending colon, sigmoid colon and rectum, as well as cancers of the bladder, prostatic urethra, prostate, seminal vesicles, testicles, uterus, ovary and vaginal fundus

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