Is intercostal nerve resection/cutting advisable for severe nerve pain post Masectomy. What are the risks?
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Post mastectomy pain- intercostal nerve treatment
I'm so sorry you are suffering with pain after your mastectomy! There is very little downside to having treatment to the intercostal nerves for mastectomy pain. Usually, the nerves are numbed with a local anesthetic to see if that creates relief. If that alleviates the pain, then permanent disconnection is fairly easy. Talking to a local pain specialist with experience in this area is the most important step.
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