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Can you explain a celiac plexus block?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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In brief: Yes

The celiac plexus is a large collection of nerves containing fibers from the abdominal organs.
Blockade by local anesthetics will put the nerves to sleep for a period of time. This is done to determine if the pain a patient is experiencing will be relieved by the procedure. The most common indication for the block is pancreatic cancer or chronic pancreatitis.

In brief: Yes

The celiac plexus is a large collection of nerves containing fibers from the abdominal organs.
Blockade by local anesthetics will put the nerves to sleep for a period of time. This is done to determine if the pain a patient is experiencing will be relieved by the procedure. The most common indication for the block is pancreatic cancer or chronic pancreatitis.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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