Sympathetic and Celiac Plexus Blocks

  • Octavio Calvillo
  • Gabor B. Racz
  • Carl Noe


Sympathetic blocks are used for the treatment of pain when signs and symptoms of sympathetically maintained pain are present. Additional or alternative treatments are necessary for the care of many patients with complex regional pain syndromes. Celiac plexus blocks are used for the treatment of pain associated with pancreatic cancer and celiac blocks have been shown to have positive results in multiple randomized trials.


Sympathetic block Complex regional pain syndrome Reflex sympathetic dystrophy Celiac block Pancreatic cancer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Octavio Calvillo
    • 1
  • Gabor B. Racz
    • 2
  • Carl Noe
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyMethodist Hospital HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLubbockUSA
  3. 3.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain ManagementUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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