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Celiac Plexus Block

  • Mark R. Jones
  • Christina Juneau
  • Alan David KayeEmail author
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Abstract

The celiac plexus block is a procedure in which local anesthetics, steroids, or neurolytic agents are injected into the region surrounding the celiac plexus to inhibit neuronal transmission of nociceptive signals from visceral sensory nerves within the peritoneum. This procedure is most commonly used in patients with intra-abdominal malignancies and chronic pancreatitis. With the appropriate regimen and approach, celiac plexus blocks provide significant and effective analgesia.

Keywords

Celiac plexus block Neurolysis Chronic pain management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark R. Jones
    • 1
  • Christina Juneau
    • 2
  • Alan David Kaye
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.LSU Health Sciences CenterKennerUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyLSU Health Science CenterNew OrleansUSA

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