Monday, March 10, 2014


You are a pain physician that performs a neurolytic block for a patient with metastatic pancreatic cancer and severe abdominal pain. He gets hypotensive which resolves with a fluid bolus. He also develops transient diarrhea lasting 48 hours. His pain improves, however, as he is transitioned to palliative care.

Challenge: What procedure did you perform?

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1 comment:

Craig Chen said...


This is a celiac plexus block.

Source: UpToDate; Wikipedia.