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Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy(ETS) for complex regional pain syndrome(CRPS)

Authors:

Vasanthi Pinto ,

LK
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Senior Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.
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Kuda Galketiya,

LK
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Dinusha Gamage,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya., LK
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Reserach Assistant, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.
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Dhanoja Wijesinghe

LK
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Reserach Assistant, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.
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Abstract

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition characterized by chronic burning pain, swelling and colour changes commonly affecting hands. We report a case of CRPS in a 26 year-old female in whom non-operative therapy had failed, with full degree of pain relief achieved by Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy. Her per-operative period was uncomplicated and symptoms were improved immediately after the surgery. In the post-operative period she developed a pneumothorax, a known complication of the procedure.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/slja.v22i1.5975

 

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v22i1.5975
How to Cite: Pinto, V. et al., (2013). Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy(ETS) for complex regional pain syndrome(CRPS). Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 22(1), pp.29–31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v22i1.5975
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Published on 22 Nov 2013.
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