Efficacy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus block and celiac plexus neurolysis for managing abdominal pain associated with chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

@article{Kaufman2010EfficacyOE,
  title={Efficacy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus block and celiac plexus neurolysis for managing abdominal pain associated with chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Marina S. Kaufman and Gurpreet Singh and Sourish Das and Ronald Concha-Parra and Jonathan Erber and Carlos G. Micames and Frank G. Gress},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={
          127-34
        }
}
BACKGROUND/GOALS Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided celiac plexus block (CPB) and celiac plexus neurolysis (CPN) have become important interventions in the management of pain due to chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. However, only a few well-structured studies have been performed to evaluate their efficacy. Given limited data, their use remains controversial. Herein, we evaluate the efficacy of EUS-guided CPB and CPN in alleviating chronic abdominal pain due to chronic pancreatitis and… CONTINUE READING
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