The use of epidural ropivacaine in high doses for the management of pain from invasive carcinoma of the cervix

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A case is presented of a young woman with advanced cervical cancer invading the rectum and sacral nerves giving rise to an intractable pain state. The management of her symptoms using a domicillary infusion of diamorphine with high doses of ropivacaine is described. It is believed that this is the first presentation of ropivacaine being used in daily doses approaching 2 g, and the associated problems are discussed.

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