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Implantation of an intercostal nerve stimulator for chronic abdominal pain.

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Chronic abdominal pain is not uncommon and can be difficult to manage. We present the case of a 17-year-old man with a 4-year history of chronic abdominal pain. The patient had previously undergone abdominal surgery by way of laparoscopic appendicectomy and right nephrectomy for a mal-rotated kidney. The patient continued to suffer right-sided abdominal pain which was not controlled by analgesia. We report the successful implantation of a right D11 intercostal nerve stimulator to control the ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Journal:
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Volume:
92
Issue:
3
Pages:
W1-W3
Publication date:
2010-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1478-7083
ISSN:
0035-8843
URN:
uuid:84800a82-1c5e-4434-8098-79226f6e7c8a
Source identifiers:
142239
Local pid:
pubs:142239

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