Endoscopic ultrasound-guided pain control for intra-abdominal cancer.

  title={Endoscopic ultrasound-guided pain control for intra-abdominal cancer.},
  author={Michael J. Levy and Maurits J. Wiersema},
  journal={Gastroenterology clinics of North America},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={153-65, x}
This article summarizes percutaneous and surgical methods for performing celiac plexus neurolysis and focuses on the technical aspects of endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus neurolysis. Published literature concerning endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus neurolysis is reviewed, indications are proposed, and opinions are offered concerning potential future applications and investigational needs as they apply to this technique.