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J Korean Radiol Soc. 1997 Jul;37(1):115-118. Korean. Original Article.
Lee JM , Lee MS , Ym SH , Lee JH .
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Namwon Medical Center.
Department of Internal Medicine, Namwon Medical Center.

Since it was first described by Kappis, celiac plexus neurolysis (CPN) has been performed under fluoroscopic guidance by anesthetists or surgeons for the relief of intractable pain caused by upper abdominal malignancy. Recently, however, several groups have reported a computed tomography (CT)-guided technique that increased the safety of the blocking procedure and improved its results. The authors present a new technique CT-guided celiac plexus and splanchic nerve block, to be used simultaneously with a modified anterior approach. Using CT to guide needle tip placement, an anterior approach that permitted direct neurolysis of the celiac ganglia and splanchnic nerve was developed.

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