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Sonographically guided coeliac plexus block.
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PMID:  1606799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A sonographically guided anterior approach to block the coeliac plexus with local anaesthetic was attempted on supine patients before hepatobiliary interventional procedures. A satisfactory block was achieved in 8/9 patients and the minor complication of transient hypotension was encountered in two which were managed conservatively. Comparison with controls showed the coeliac block patients to require significantly less intravenous sedation and analgesia to control pain during these procedures.
K M Das; A H Chapman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical radiology     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0009-9260     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Radiol     Publication Date:  1992 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-23     Completed Date:  1992-07-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306016     Medline TA:  Clin Radiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  401-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, St James's University Hospital, Leeds.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen / ultrasonography*
Analgesics / administration & dosage
Autonomic Nerve Block / adverse effects,  methods*
Biliary Tract Surgical Procedures*
Celiac Plexus*
Hypotension / etiology
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Clin Radiol. 1993 Feb;47(2):143   [PMID:  8435966 ]

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