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Risks of celiac plexus block complications?

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Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bleeding

The biggest risk is bleeding, block failure, soreness at the site of the block placement.
Very rare risks include nerve injury and infection.

In brief: Bleeding

The biggest risk is bleeding, block failure, soreness at the site of the block placement.
Very rare risks include nerve injury and infection.
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Dr. Rita Agarwal
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Several risks

The most common is pain or soreness at the injection site.
Uncommon risks involve bleeding, infection, or unintended injection of local anesthetic into the spinal fluid, epidural space, blood vessels, or other nearby organs. Rarely, a lung may collapse. Fortunately, serious complications are uncommon. Make sure a qualified physician (radiologist, anesthesiologist) does the block.

In brief: Several risks

The most common is pain or soreness at the injection site.
Uncommon risks involve bleeding, infection, or unintended injection of local anesthetic into the spinal fluid, epidural space, blood vessels, or other nearby organs. Rarely, a lung may collapse. Fortunately, serious complications are uncommon. Make sure a qualified physician (radiologist, anesthesiologist) does the block.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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