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Chronic Pancreatitis

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Introduction Chronic pancreatitis describes a syndrome of chronic inflammation of the pancreas. Treatment of chronic pancreatitis involves supplementation for malnutrition and pancreatic enzyme deficiencies, and treatment for chronic pain that…

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Gastric Cancer Pain

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Introduction Gastric cancers are organized based on histologic morphology, with the adenocarcinoma subtype being the most common. Gastric cancers also include gastrointestinal lymphomas. Interestingly, there is a dichotomous distribution of…

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Liver Cancer

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Introduction Malignancy of the liver is increasingly prevalent and threatening with respect to morbidity and mortality. Hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common primary liver malignancy, is responsible for the third greatest…

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Pancreatic Cancer

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Introduction Pancreatic adenocarcinoma accounts for 56,000 cancer diagnoses in the United States per year and is fourth among cancer-related deaths. Pancreatic cancer has an extremely poor prognosis and the lowest…

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Functional Anorectal Pain

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Introduction Rectal pain has been described in the medical literature for over a century. It is a frustrating medical condition for patients for a variety of reasons. Patients with rectal pain…

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Postsurgical Pelvic Pain

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Introduction Chronic pelvic pain can originate from various etiologies such as chronic prostatitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis, and surgery in the pelvis. In this chapter, we focus…

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Pudendal Neuralgia

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Introduction Pudendal neuralgia was first described in 1987 by Amarenco et al. Also known as Alcock’s canal syndrome, cyclist syndrome, or pudendal nerve entrapment syndrome, it affects both men and women…

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Coccydynia

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Introduction Coccydynia is defined as pain located at the coccyx in the area commonly known as the tailbone. The pain can also extend to the lower sacrum, adjacent muscles, and…

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Chronic Prostatitis

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Introduction Prostatitis presents as a pattern of symptoms characterized by pelvic pain, dysuria, urgency, frequency, sensation of incomplete voiding, and, in some cases, fever. Prostatitis is the most common urologic…

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Malignant Pelvic Pain

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Introduction It is estimated that approximately 60% of patients with malignancies encounter chronic pain, with 56%–82% of cases reporting inadequate pain control. Colorectal cancer is the most common pelvic malignancy…

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