celiac plexus block

celiac plexus block

Pain management A nerve block for severe, often cancer-related pain, the most commonly performed neurolytic nerve block, used early in managing pain due to pancreatic and other upper abdominal malignancies Adverse effects Diarrhea, orthostatic hypotension, pneumo-
thorax, neurologic sequelae–eg, L-1 root neuralgia or paraplegia. See Nerve block, Neurolytic block, Nonneurolytic block.
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The most common example would be a celiac plexus block for pancreatic cancer.