Initial Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Direct Ganglia Neurolysis and Block

@article{Levy2008InitialEO,
  title={Initial Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Direct Ganglia Neurolysis and Block},
  author={Michael J. Levy and Mark D. Topazian and Maurits J. Wiersema and Jonathan E. Clain and E. Ezhil Rajan and Kenneth K. Wang and Jose G de la Mora and Ferga C. Gleeson and Randall K. Pearson and M Claudia Pel{\'a}ez and Bret T. Petersen and Santhi Swaroop Vege and Suresh T. Chari},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={103},
  pages={98-103}
}
BACKGROUND:Celiac plexus neurolysis and block are considered safe but provide limited pain relief. Standard techniques target the region of the celiac plexus but do not attempt injections directly into celiac ganglia. The recent recognition that celiac ganglia can be visualized by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) now allows direct injection into celiac ganglia for neurolysis (CGN) and block (CGB).AIMS:To determine the safety and initial efficacy (at 2–4 wk) of direct ganglia injection in patients… CONTINUE READING
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