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Treatment of resistant pain in hypertrophic pulmonary arthropathy with ketorolac.
  1. N Blackwell,
  2. L Bangham,
  3. M Hughes,
  4. D Melzack,
  5. I Trotman
  1. Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex.


    Pain associated with hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy (HPOA) may be extremely disabling and resistant to treatment. The successful use of ketorolac, a new non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, given by subcutaneous infusion is reported in two patients with uncontrolled pain caused by HPOA.

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