Sympathetic and celiac plexus blocks

Octavio Calvillo, Gabor B. Racz, Carl Noe

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Sympathetic blocks are used for the treatment of pain when signs and symptoms of sympathetically maintained pain are present. Additional or alternative treatments are necessary for the care of many patients with complex regional pain syndromes. Celiac plexus blocks are used for the treatment of pain associated with pancreatic cancer and celiac blocks have been shown to have positive results in multiple randomized trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechniques of Neurolysis
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319276076
ISBN (Print)9783319276052
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Celiac block
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Sympathetic block

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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