Paraplegia following intraoperative celiac plexus injection

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dc.contributor.author Abdalla, Eddie
dc.contributor.author Schell, Scott
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-09T13:43:49Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-09T13:43:49Z
dc.date.copyright 1999
dc.date.issued 2015-11-09
dc.identifier.issn 1091-255X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2500
dc.description.abstract The technique for percutaneous and open neurolytic celiac plexus injection, using ethanol or phenol, for relief of intractable pancreatic cancer pain has been well described. Prospective randomized studies, demonstrating safety and efficacy with few complications, have led to widespread acceptance and use of this palliative procedure. The complications of neurolytic celiac plexus injection are rare, and are usually minor. However, transient or permanent paraplegia has been reported previously in 10 cases. The case described herein represents the third reported case of permanent paraplegia following open intraoperative neurolytic celiac plexus injection using 50% ethanol. The literature surveying the indications for this procedure, routes of administration, known complications, and their pathophysiology are reviewed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Paraplegia following intraoperative celiac plexus injection en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201100945 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.journal.volume 3 en_US
dc.journal.issue 6 en_US
dc.article.pages 668-674 en_US
dc.keywords Celiac plexus injection en_US
dc.keywords Chemical splanchnicectomy en_US
dc.keywords Pancreatic cancer en_US
dc.keywords Cancer pain en_US
dc.keywords Paraplegia en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1091-255X(99)80091-2 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Abdalla, E. K., & Schell, S. R. (1999). Paraplegia following intraoperative celiac plexus injection. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 3(6), 668-671. en_US
dc.author.email eddie.abdalla@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1091255X99800912

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