EUS Guided Celiac Plexus Interventions


Pain associated with pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis is usually severe and may not respond to commonly used analgesics either NSAID’s or opiods [1, 2]. Effective control of pain in these situations often employs non-pharmacological therapies such as celiac plexus neurolysis (CPN) and block (CPB) using injection of absolute alcohol or steroids respectively. These procedures not only control the pain but reduce the risk of side effects of opiods and NSAID’s.


Chronic Pancreatitis Celiac Trunk Celiac Plexus Celiac Plexus Block Celiac Ganglion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyVikram Jyoth - Centre for Advanced GI and Hepato-biliary SciencesMysore, KarnatakaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Digestive Diseases and EndoscopyDeenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research CenterErandwane, Pune, MaharashtraIndia

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