Endoscopic Ultrasound

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 213--220

EUS-guided celiac plexus interventions in pancreatic cancer pain: An update and controversies for the endosonographer


Leticia Perondi Luz1, Mohammad Ali Al-Haddad2, John A DeWitt2 
1 Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University School of Medicine; Gastroenterology Section, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
2 Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana, USA

Correspondence Address:
Leticia Perondi Luz
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University School of Medicine; Gastroenterology Section, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
USA

Patients with pancreatic cancer (pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma [PDAC]) can develop abdominal pain that can be debilitating. Celiac plexus neurolysis (CPN) is a chemical ablation of the celiac plexus that can be used to treat pain caused by pancreatic malignancy. It can be performed by an anterior or posterior approach, and also can be done percutaneously or under guidance of transabdominal ultrasound, computed tomography, intra-operatively or most recently under linear endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guidance (EUS-CPN). EUS is well-suited for identification of the celiac plexus due to the close proximity of the gastric wall to the origin of the celiac artery. EUS-CPN is now widely practiced, and different EUS approaches have been developed in order to improve the efficacy of this technique. Our objective is to review the use of EUS-CPN in PDAC, including a description of different techniques, review of its efficacy, predictors of pain response, and describe its limitations and safety, as well as new developments.


How to cite this article:
Luz LP, Al-Haddad MA, DeWitt JA. EUS-guided celiac plexus interventions in pancreatic cancer pain: An update and controversies for the endosonographer.Endosc Ultrasound 2014;3:213-220


How to cite this URL:
Luz LP, Al-Haddad MA, DeWitt JA. EUS-guided celiac plexus interventions in pancreatic cancer pain: An update and controversies for the endosonographer. Endosc Ultrasound [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Nov 27 ];3:213-220
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