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Celiac Plexus Blockade and Neurolysis: Ultrasound 

Celiac Plexus Blockade and Neurolysis: Ultrasound
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Celiac Plexus Blockade and Neurolysis: Ultrasound
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Samer N. Narouze

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199908004.003.0033
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date: 22 August 2019

There has been a growing interest in ultrasound-guided celiac plexus blocks, especially neurolytic blocks, for terminally ill patients with upper abdominal malignancies. These patients are usually frail and difficult to transfer to the radiology suite. Ultrasound-guided celiac plexus neurolytic block can be performed at the bedside with appropriate monitoring. This chapter focuses on ultrasound guidance. It reviews the advantages of ultrasound compared with other imaging modalities in celiac plexus block as well as the step-by-step technique and how to avoid complications.

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