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Korean J Anesthesiol. 2004 Jan;46(1):131-134. Korean. Case Report.
Jang YH , Nahm FS , Kim BK , Sung JS , Kim YC , Lee SC .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

The splanchnic nerve block can be an alternative method for the pain control in the upper abdomen, when the celiac plexus block does not work. And the radiofrequency thermocoagulation has benefits over alcohol or phenol block because its effect is more localized and predictable. This report describe two patients with metastatic cancer pain in the abdominal cavity who successfully treated with the splanchnic nerve block by using radiofrequency thermocoagulation.

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