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Nerve blocks enable adequate pain relief during topical photodynamic therapy of field cancerization on the forehead and scalp

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Författare Christina Halldin
John Paoli
Carin Sandberg
Helena Gonzalez
Ann-Marie Wennberg
Publicerad i British Journal of Dermatology
Volym 160
Nummer/häfte 4
Sidor 795-800
ISSN 1365-2133
Publiceringsår 2009
Publicerad vid Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper
Sidor 795-800
Språk en
Länkar dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2133.2008...
Ämnesord Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Facial Dermatoses/*drug therapy, Forehead, Humans, Keratosis, Actinic/*drug therapy, Male, Nerve Block/*methods, Pain Measurement, Photochemotherapy/*adverse effects, Scalp Dermatoses/*drug therapy, Treatment Outcome
Ämneskategorier Dermatologi och venereologi

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BACKGROUND: Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective method when treating extensive areas of sun-damaged skin with multiple actinic keratoses (AKs) (field cancerization) on areas such as the forehead and scalp, and offers excellent cosmetic outcome. The major side-effect of PDT is the pain experienced during treatment. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether nerve blocks could provide adequate pain relief during PDT of AKs on the forehead and scalp. METHODS: Ten men with symmetrically distributed and extensive AKs on the forehead and scalp were included in the study. Prior to PDT one side of the forehead and scalp was anaesthetized by nerve blocks while the other side served as control. RESULTS: The mean visual analogue scale (VAS) score on the anaesthetized side was 1 compared with 6.4 on the nonanaesthetized side during PDT. This difference was significant (P<0.0001), implying that nerve blocks reduce VAS scores during PDT. CONCLUSIONS: The results of the study support the use of nerve blocks as pain relief during PDT of field cancerization on the forehead and scalp, although individual considerations must be taken into account to find the most adequate pain-relieving method for each patient.

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