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Pain experts say tariff guidelines are unsafe.   -  Jul 13, 2006
The tariff price for percutaneous cordotomy is [pounds sterling]518, though the BPS costs it at [pounds sterling]3219. As a result, a consultant told ... Free with registration - Hospital Doctor -

Multiple Root Avulsions From the Brachial Plexus   -  Oct 26, 2005
...[2] It is interesting to note that, unlike anterolateral cordotomy for ... Binder DK, Barbaro NM: Cordotomy, in Follett KA (ed): Neurosurgical Pain ... Medscape

Relief for asbestosis sufferers   -  Mar 14, 2008
Known as a cordotomy, the technique is aimed at those in extreme pain where strong ... A cordotomy can relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for ... Manchester Evening News

Itching for relief? Scratch away, say scientists   -  Apr 7, 2009
...seemed to be eliminated when pain-conducting tracts in the spinal cord were cut in the anterolateral cordotomy procedure which is used to reduce pain. ... Times Online

Sometimes there's a tough choice: Talk or breathe   -  Aug 12, 2007
...*Transverse cordotomy opens the airway by detaching one arytenoid cartilage from the vocal cord muscle and then partially removing muscle to further open ... Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver

Surgical treatment of intramedullary spinal cord tumors: prognosis...   -  Oct 2, 2007
Cordotomy should be considered in patients with a thoracic high-grade astrocytoma. Total resection was possible in 92% of hemangioblastoma, ...

King Announces Commercial Availability of EMBEDA(TM)   -  Sep 21, 2009
Patients taking EMBEDA(TM) who are scheduled for cordotomy or other interruption of pain transmission pathways should have EMBEDA(TM) ceased 24 hours prior ...

Cato Research Ltd. and Advanced Targeting Systems, Inc. Partner to …   -  Apr 3, 2008
In these cases, sedation or cordotomy may be a patient's only option for pain relief. Hence, severe chronic pain represents a serious, poorly met medical ...

Case report   -  Nov 1, 2005
She then underwent right vocal cordotomy and excision of the right arytenoid vocal process. She was successfully decannulated 2 weeks later, ... Free with registration - Ear, Nose and Throat Journal -

Cancer Pain Management in the 21st Century   -  Oct 1, 2006
...approaches (dorsal rhizotomy, dorsal root entry zone lesions, cordotomy of midline myelotomy, and placement of neurostimulators) had been described. ... Psychiatric Times

North Platte Nebraska's favorite newspaper - The North Platte Bulletin   -  Dec 13, 2009
In January 2009, Ogren performed a tracheostomy and laser cordotomy on Barbara Peterson. The suit said a few days later she experienced severe breathing ... North Platte Bulletin

Diagnosis and Management of a Misplaced Nasogastric Tube Into the …   -  Feb 8, 2007
The patient was taken to the operating room for an awake tracheotomy and a laser cordotomy. Afterward, he was unable to take adequate enteral nutrition. ... Archives of Otolaryngology

Percutaneous Radiofrequency Treatment Effective for Refractory Pain …   -  May 4, 2007
...dorsal root entry zone lesioning, cordotomy, thalamotomy, peripheral neutomy, stellate ganglion lesioning, and sphenopalatine ganglion lesioning. ... DG News

Article: Chronic pain management.(Keynote Article by the Pioneer of …   -  Jan 1, 2005
The major approach as either cordotomy or cingulotomy was an attempt to get around the word frontal lobotomy. I could see no future for either of these ... Pay-Per-View - Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients - HighBeam Research

Article: A look at the clinical content of JNN over the last 40...   -  Oct 1, 2008
This premier issue featured clinical articles on patients with cervical spondylosis, percutaneous cordotomy, hyperirritable carotid sinus mechanism, ... Pay-Per-View - Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - HighBeam Research

Pain and SCI.(living WELL)(Reprint)   -  Nov 1, 2006
Sometimes, a surgical procedure such as dorsal root entry zone (DREZ), rhizotomy, or cordotomy is recommended, in which incisions are made in select nerve ... Pay-Per-View - Paraplegia News - Factiva, from Dow Jones

More on pain and meditation.(Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology …   -  Jan 1, 2005
...(1) The major approach as either cordotomy ... procedures in the management of chronic benign pain. Thus began over ten years of research ... ... Pay-Per-View - Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients - HighBeam Research

Background information on Cordotomy [When available]

Cordotomy is a surgical procedure that disables selected pain-conducting tracts in the spinal cord, in order to achieve loss of pain and temperature perception. This procedure is commonly performed on patients experiencing severe pain due to cancer or other diseases for which there are currently no cure. Anterolateral cordotomy is effective for relieving unilateral, somatic pain while bilateral cordotomies may be required for visceral or bilateral pain.

Cordotomy is usually done percutaneously with fluoroscopic guidance while the patient is under local anesthesia. Open cordotomy, which requires a laminectomy, is often risky for patients with poor medical conditions, but may be required if percutaneous cordotomy is not feasible or an attempt has failed.

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