Computed tomography celiac trunk topography relating to celiac plexus block.

@article{Yang2011ComputedTC,
  title={Computed tomography celiac trunk topography relating to celiac plexus block.},
  author={Ian Y Yang and Saeed Oraee and Carlos Viejo and Harvey Stern},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={21-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The celiac plexus is a dense autonomic network surrounding the celiac trunk. To block this plexus, the celiac trunk is a landmark for needle placement. Needles inserted at a distance from the midline, "walking off" the vertebra, may penetrate surrounding organs. We reviewed 200 computed tomography images to investigate the celiac trunk topography relating to the block. METHODS Two hundred computed tomography images across the celiac trunk were displayed. The celiac… CONTINUE READING

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