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Celiac plexus block for chronic flank pain: a case series
Department of Urology, University of North Carolina Medical Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Feb  2021 (Vol.  28, Issue  1, Pages( 10556 - 10559)
PMID: 33625347


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  • Non-obstructive, chronic flank pain in urologic patients can be a challenging problem to manage. In this series, we examined the efficacy of celiac plexus blockade in providing pain relief and reducing opiate use in 14 adult urology patients with non-obstructive flank pain for > 1 year. Demographic, clinical, and procedural variables were collected from the medical record for retrospective analysis. Subjective improvement in pain occurred in 11 individuals (79%), and 5 (50%) were able to reduce their daily morphine equivalent dose (MED). Celiac plexus blockade is a viable option for symptomatic relief in urologic patients with non-obstructive chronic flank pain.