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Celiac Plexus Block for Challenges in Pain Management for Pancreatic Cancer


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1 Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, India

Pain is the most common symptom of the advanced malignancy. Severity of pain increases with the progression of disease. As pancreatic cancer enters final stages, pain becomes excruciating and patient starts preferring the ultimate reality “Death” instead of suffering. All though opioids are the best available analgesic, their efficacy comes down due to tolerance. Side effects become more due to increased requirement. Neurolytic celiac plexus block is a simple and effective treatments for relief of intractable intra-abdominal pain due to malignancy.


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Pancreatic Cancer, Neurolytic Celiac Plexus Block, Intrathecal Therapy, Opioids, Pain.
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Authors

Abhishek J. Narayan
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, India
Ananth Prasad
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, India
Habeeb Rahman
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, India

Abstract


Pain is the most common symptom of the advanced malignancy. Severity of pain increases with the progression of disease. As pancreatic cancer enters final stages, pain becomes excruciating and patient starts preferring the ultimate reality “Death” instead of suffering. All though opioids are the best available analgesic, their efficacy comes down due to tolerance. Side effects become more due to increased requirement. Neurolytic celiac plexus block is a simple and effective treatments for relief of intractable intra-abdominal pain due to malignancy.


Keywords


Pancreatic Cancer, Neurolytic Celiac Plexus Block, Intrathecal Therapy, Opioids, Pain.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/isacon-Karnataka%2F2017%2FEP105