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Neurolytic superior hypogastric plexus block for chronic pelvic pain associated with cancer.

Authors
  • Plancarte, R
  • de Leon-Casasola, O A
  • El-Helaly, M
  • Allende, S
  • Lema, M J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Regional anesthesia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1997
Volume
22
Issue
6
Pages
562–568
Identifiers
PMID: 9425974
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Neurolytic superior hypogastric plexus block provided both effective pain relief and a significant reduction in opioid usage (43%) in 72% of the patients who received a neurolytic block. Overall, this represents 51% of the patients enrolled in the study. Poor results should be expected in patients with extensive retroperitoneal disease overlying the plexus because of inadequate spread of the neurolytic agent.

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