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Anterior cingulotomy improves malignant mesothelioma pain and dyspnoea.

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BACKGROUND: Bilateral anterior cingulotomy is a palliative procedure occasionally used for cancer pain, and human studies suggest anterior cingulate cortex is active in dyspnoeic states. OBJECTIVES: A case of debilitating thoracic wall pain due to malignant mesothelioma relieved by bilateral anterior cingulotomy is described and changes in dyspnoea investigated. RESULTS: Improvements in pain, dyspnoea and the extent to which either symptom bothered the patient was seen for 2 months after surg...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare
Journal:
British journal of neurosurgery
Volume:
28
Issue:
4
Pages:
471-474
Publication date:
2014-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1360-046X
ISSN:
0268-8697
URN:
uuid:f3ec89ee-5166-4cd5-b1f9-316186620de1
Source identifiers:
438918
Local pid:
pubs:438918
Language:
English
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