ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

Metastatic breast cancer with multiple osseous lesions and severe local pain in vertebrae column treated with the single application of a fentanyl transdermal patch: A case report


Breast cancer is the most frequent type of malignancy among female patients, while spine metastases represent the most frequent anatomic area for both-bone metastases and relapse lesions. The application of a fentanyl transdermal patch presents a significant variant for pain palliation. Although a complete remission of pain after a single application is rather rare, we present a female patient who reported it. GBPI, HADS and ECOG evaluation scales showed significant improvement. Practitioners who deal with oncology and palliative medicine should have a good working knowledge of this opioid.
Keywords: breast cancer, bone metastases, spinal column, fentanyl transdermal patch, cancer pain.

Corresponding author:
Gregory Tsoucalas
Ierolohiton 155, Agioi Anargyroi 38334, Volos, Greece
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