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2016, Cilt 30, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 105-111   
CHRONIC POSTTHORACOTOMY PAIN SYNDROME, A REVIEW
Fazlı YANIK, Yekta Altemur KARAMUSTAFAOĞLU
Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi, Edirne, Türkiye
Keywords: Chronic postthoracotomy pain syndrome, Pain, Neuropathic pain

Chronic postthoracotomy pain syndrome (CPPS); can explain as persisting chronic pain during two months after thoracotomy. In last years, CPPS is seen in approximately half of patients after thoracotomy although the decrease in incidence with the development of minimally invasive techniques. The pain affects the patient's daily lives and vital functions in a negative way. The exact mechanism for the pathogenesis of CPPS is still not clear. Most common etiological factors are retractor compression during thoracotomy and rib fracture formation. For this reason the most appropriate and least traumatic surgical procedure should be selected. The Syndrome affects a significant patient population in clinical. Therapy should be considered as multimodal which is varies from primary treatment to neuromodulation and nerve blocks in wide range and the treatment should be personalized.