Endoscopy 2006; 38(9): 935-939
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-944734
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EUS-guided celiac block and neurolysis

D.  Collins1 , I.  Penman2 , G.  Mishra3 , P.  Draganov1
  • 1Dept. of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • 2Gastrointestinal Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • 3Dept. of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
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Publication Date:
18 September 2006 (online)

Abdominal pain related to pancreatic cancer or chronic pancreatitis can be a disabling and difficult symptom to treat for patients, their families, and physicians. Pharmacologic therapy with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is usually ineffective. Opiate analgesics may not be well tolerated and can lead to dependence. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus block offers a potential adjunct treatment for pain control.

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