celiac plexus neurolysis

celiac plexus neurolysis

The destruction of the splanchnic nerves (the celiac nerves) that supply the intra-abdominal organs. It is a procedure used to treat unbearable abdominal pain; e.g., in patients with chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer.
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(2011), CT guided Celiac Plexus Neurolysis; A Review of Anatomy, Indications, Technique and Tips for Successful Treatment.
Endoscopic ultrasonography guided celiac plexus neurolysis and celiac plexus block in the management of pain due to pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis.
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.[sup][41] Gunaratnam et al .