A prospective randomized comparison of endoscopic ultrasound- and computed tomography-guided celiac plexus block for managing chronic pancreatitis pain

@article{Gress1999APR,
  title={A prospective randomized comparison of endoscopic ultrasound- and computed tomography-guided celiac plexus block for managing chronic pancreatitis pain},
  author={Frank G. Gress and Colleen Schmitt and Stuart T Sherman and Steven O Ikenberry and Glen Lehman},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={1999},
  volume={94},
  pages={900-905}
}
OBJECTIVE:Computed tomography (CT)-guided celiac plexus neurolysis has been used for controlling the chronic abdominal pain associated with intra-abdominal malignancy and chronic pancreatitis. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided celiac plexus neurolysis has been reported to have some success in controlling pain from pancreatic cancer. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of EUS-guided celiac plexus block versus CT-guided celiac plexus block for controlling the chronic abdominal pain… CONTINUE READING