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EUS visualization and direct celiac ganglia neurolysis predicts better pain relief in patients with pancreatic malignancy (with video).
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PMID:  21295640     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: EUS-guided celiac plexus neurolysis (EUS-CPN) improves pain control in patients with pancreatic cancer. EUS allows visualization of the celiac ganglion.
OBJECTIVE: To determine predictors of response to EUS-CPN in a cohort of 64 patients with pancreatic malignancy.
DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospective database.
SETTING: Academic medical center.
PATIENTS: Sixty-four patients with pancreatic cancer referred for EUS between March 2008 and January 2010.
INTERVENTIONS: EUS-CPN injected directly into celiac ganglia when visible by linear EUS or bilateral injection at the celiac vascular trunk.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Predictors of pain improvement at week 1 by univariate and multivariate analysis.
RESULTS: At week 1, 32 patients (50%) had a symptomatic response. In a multivariate model with 8 potential predictors, visualization of the ganglia was the best predictor of response; patients with visible ganglia were >15 times more likely to respond (odds ratio 15.7; P < .001). Tumors located outside the head of the pancreas and patients with a higher baseline pain level were weakly associated with a good response.
LIMITATIONS: Retrospective design and lack of blinding.
CONCLUSIONS: Visualization of celiac ganglia with direct injection is the best predictor of response to EUS-CPN in patients with pancreatic malignancy.
Gil Ascunce; Afonso Ribeiro; Isildinha Reis; Caio Rocha-Lima; Danny Sleeman; Jaime Merchan; Joe Levi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastrointestinal endoscopy     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1097-6779     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastrointest. Endosc.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0010505     Medline TA:  Gastrointest Endosc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
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