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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 8-9

Intravenous ketamine for pain relief in a patient with supraglottic laryngeal cancer (Stage IV-C)

1 Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Desousa Foundation, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Sagar Karia
Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jrap.jrap_8_20

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Patients diagnosed with cancer often suffer from chronic pain. Management of pain is essential to improve the quality of life of patients. When the standard methods for pain management fail, novel techniques can be implemented. Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic agent which acts by reducing the central sensitization to pain. We report the case of a patient suffering from intractable pain as a result of Stage IV-C supraglottic laryngeal malignancy that responded well to intravenous ketamine.

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