Single-needle celiac plexus block: is needle tip position critical in patients with no regional anatomic distortions?

@article{Cicco1997SingleneedleCP,
  title={Single-needle celiac plexus block: is needle tip position critical in patients with no regional anatomic distortions?},
  author={Marcello De Cicco and Milovan Matovic and Luca Balestreri and Augusto Fracasso and Sandro Morassut and Vittorino Testa},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={1301-8}
}
BACKGROUND The "single-needle" celiac plexus block is becoming a popular technique. Despite different approaches and methods used to place the needle, the success of the block depends on adequate spread of the injectate in the celiac area. In the present retrospective study, the influence of needle tip position in relation to the celiac artery on injectate spread was evaluated. METHODS Among 138 cancer patients subjected, via an anterior approach, to computed tomography (CT)-guided single… CONTINUE READING