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July 10th, 2011

Pancreatic cancer pain: Better treated in the endoscopy unit or pain clinic?

I had always assumed EUS-directed celiac plexus blocks, if they worked, were the best therapy for pancreatic cancer pain. However, when speaking recently with one of my pain clinic colleagues, he indicated that splanchnic nerve blocks also work pretty well in these patients. The literature supports both approaches, but I was somewhat surprised that the evidence [...]


Gastroenterology Research: Author M. Brian Fennerty, M.D.

M. Brian Fennerty, MD

Editor-in-Chief

NEJM Journal Watch Gastroenterology

Biography | Disclosures | Summaries

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