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Thoracoscopic Splanchnicectomy

  • Kevin P. Landolfo
  • Henry L. Laws
  • William C. Meyers

Abstract

The management of pain in patients with chronic abdominal disease remains a difficult clinical challenge, and the pain caused by pancreatic dysfunction, both benign and malignant, is often severe and intractable. Historically, the concept of visceral sensation remained controversial until 1911 when Hearst [1] demonstrated that pain could be induced by balloon distention of the intestinal tract. With the subsequent acceptance of this concept, efforts were directed at defining the nature and location of pain perception in various intra-abdominal viscera [2].

Keywords

Chronic Pancreatitis Splanchnic Nerve Thoracic Ganglion Balloon Distention Celiac Ganglion 
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  • Kevin P. Landolfo
  • Henry L. Laws
  • William C. Meyers

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