M. Brian Fennerty, MD, is the editor of Journal Watch Gastroenterology and Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Gastroenterology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.
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Archive for July, 2011
M. Brian Fennerty • July 10th, 2011
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 [...]