Subarachnoid and epidural calcitonin in patients with pain due to metastatic cancer

J. Blanchard, E. Menk, S. Ramamurthy, J. Hoffman

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Abstract

Nine patients with metastatic cancer who had pain refractory to traditional treatments received a subarachnoid injection of salmon calcitonin. Eight of the nine patients reported pain relief after subarachnoid injection varying from 1 hr to 5 days. Four of the responding patients subsequently received an epidural injection of salmon calcitonin, and two of these patients reported pain relief. Although many patients experienced pain relief, nausea and vomiting appeared to be a significant side effect, occurring in seven out of nine patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-45
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pain and Symptom Management
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Nursing(all)

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