neurolytic celiac plexus block

neurolytic celiac plexus block

Anesthesiology The injection of 50% alcohol into the celiac plexus to control severe pain in pancreas CA. See Pancreatic cancer.
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Another technique, neurolytic celiac plexus block (NCPB) is claimed to be an effective method of pain control for pancreatic cancer pain, it can allow a reduction in opioid dose and an evident improvement of opioid-induced adverse effects or symptoms associated with the illness.
There are many traditional methods to relieve this pain (Warshaw et al., 1998), among which the effect of analgesic drug treatment is far from satisfaction, and the percutaneous neurolytic celiac plexus block may cause many complications like gastric fistula, retroperitoneal hematoma (Chen & Li, 1999).
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.