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Percutaneous lysis of epidural adhesions (Nevicath/Brevicath)


Epidural scar tissue can generate adhesions on the epidural space, which may inhibit the pain-reducing medicines to spread in the body. This technique is used to treat chronic pain resulting from failed back surgery syndrome wherein the scar tissue has formed around the nerves and causes pain. The mechanical lysis of epidural adhesions so that the analgesic or the anesthetic can act to alleviate the pain.