Pioneering surgery performed to control cancer pain

T TV Wednesday 22/March/2023 11:00 AM
By: Times TV

The Interventional Pain Management Team at the Palliative Care Department of the Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Centre (SQCCCRC) confirmed the success of the first-of-its-kind surgery to inject medication just on the right target, in order to control chronic pain associated with cancer for a patient in Oman. Professor Roberto Aricioni, Senior Consultant for Interventional Pain Management at SQCCCRC, stated that the medical team performed the surgical procedure to permanently implant an intrathecal pump that delivers medication to the spinal fluid to treat chronic pain. This was implemented as a final solution after the medical staff had exhausted all standard pain management therapies, which did not work with the patient.