Percutaneous cryotherapy for post-thoracotomy neuralgia

Pain. 1986 May;25(2):227-228. doi: 10.1016/0304-3959(86)90097-7.


Fourteen patients had percutaneous cryotherapy for persistent post-thoracotomy neuralgia. Although a significant proportion had their condition improved, relief was temporary. However, a third felt that symptoms were exacerbated by the therapy.

MeSH terms

  • Cryosurgery*
  • Humans
  • Intercostal Nerves / surgery*
  • Neuralgia / surgery*
  • Pain, Postoperative / surgery*
  • Thoracic Nerves / surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery