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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-7

How i do it: Celiac and splanchnic plexus neurolysis


Department of Diagnostic Radiology, IR Division, The American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon

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Prof. Aghiad Al-Kutoubi
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, IR Division, The American University of Beirut Medical Center, P. O. Box: 11-0236, Beirut
Lebanon
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/AJIR.AJIR_1_18

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Celiac block to alleviate pain in the upper abdomen was first described by Kappis in 1914. Since then the role of this procedure has been fairly established in the management of pain related to pancreatic disease and also in pain related to liver, gall bladder and gastric diseases. This article discusses the clinical indications and technical details of celiac and splanchnic neurolysis.


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