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By Gérard Mick, Virginie Guastella

Primum non nocere… The indisputable fact that a surgery can depart any form of soreness casts a shadow over this guideline, that is obvious because the foundation of scientific perform and anchor of its precept ethic…

It is all of the extra remarkable in that drugs has merely paid cognizance to this paradoxical power ache scenario for the prior few years. Clarifying the information received during this box has develop into the entire extra pressing for any care-giver this day faced by means of a valid request from sufferers: Why and the way can a surgery, that's speculated to deliver aid, go away at the back of an unacceptable sequela?

This is the process which the participants to this new topic of significant scientific curiosity invite you to stick with as you're employed your means via this book.

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Clear anatomical evidence exists in the case of saphenectomy (saphenous nerve) [72], mandibular osteotomy (lingual and inferior alveolar nerves) [73–75] and anterior sampling of iliac bone grafts (lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh), a procedure carried out in the context of reconstructive operations, mostly on the spine or mandible [76]. These factors are more speculative in the case of other abdominal operations; the nerve endings at the lateral margin of the right latissimus dorsi muscle may be injured by the initial incisions made during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy [77, 78].

Anesthesiology 104:570–587 30. Guignard B, Bossard AE, Coste C et al (2000) Acute opioid tolerance: intraoperative remifentanil increases postoperative pain and morphine requirement. Anesthesiology 93:409–417 31. Le Roy C, Laboureyras E, Gavello-Baudy S et al (2011) Endogenous opioids released during non-nociceptive environmental stress induces latent pain sensitization via a NMDAdependent process. J Pain 12:1069–1079 32. Riant T, Rigaud J, Delavierre D et al (2010) Predictive factors and prevention of chronic postoperative pelvic and perineal pain.

In the rat, the existence of an initial painful lesion, even if it is healed, for example a surgical incision to a paw, causes a hypersensitivity to pain which is only revealed if a second tissue insult (inflammation) is administered (Fig. 2a, b). This observation is particularly interesting because hypersensitivity to pain also occurs if this second injury (inflammation) affects the paw contralateral to the first lesion (incision), thus clearly indicating a sensitisation process of central origin (Fig.

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