Indian Journal of Pain

CASE SERIES
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 179--183

A case series discussing the intrathecal drug delivery system to improve the quality of life in terminal cancer patients


Joanna Samantha Rodrigues, Preeti Gupta, Shalini Saksena, Manju Butani 
 Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Management, P. D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Joanna Samantha Rodrigues
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India

Cancer is a life changing diagnosis and chronic pain in these terminally ill patients is extremely debilitating. In the present case series, the feasibility of continuous infusion of low dose local anaesthetics and opioids through the intrathecal route has been discussed pertaining to patient selection, technique, drugs used and trouble shooting. The intrathecal catheters were connected through a subcutaneous port to an external ambulatory infusion device (CADD pump) and used on a home care basis.


How to cite this article:
Rodrigues JS, Gupta P, Saksena S, Butani M. A case series discussing the intrathecal drug delivery system to improve the quality of life in terminal cancer patients.Indian J Pain 2018;32:179-183


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Rodrigues JS, Gupta P, Saksena S, Butani M. A case series discussing the intrathecal drug delivery system to improve the quality of life in terminal cancer patients. Indian J Pain [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Nov 18 ];32:179-183
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