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Treatment of post-mastectomy pain syndrome with acupuncture: a case report
  1. Joshua Bauml1,
  2. Coby Basal2,
  3. Jun J Mao3
  1. 1Division of Hematology/Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  2. 2University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  3. 3Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. Correspondence to Professor Jun J Mao, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA; Jun.mao{at}uphs.upenn.edu

Abstract

Post-mastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) is a common and severe neuropathic pain syndrome arising after breast surgery. Since few effective allopathic treatments exist for PMPS, many patients may seek assistance from complementary and alternative medicine. Here, we report a case of a woman with severe and persistent PMPS who was successfully treated with acupuncture.

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