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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Patients were excluded if they had received previous neurolytic celiac plexus block or other neurolytic blocks that could affect pain relief or had implanted epidural or intrathecal analgesic therapy.
Celiac plexus neurolysis (CPN) and celiac plexus block (CPB) have been considered the first-line adjuvant therapies for the treatment of pain in PanCa patients.
Endoscopic ultrasonography guided celiac plexus neurolysis and celiac plexus block in the management of pain due to pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis.