Indian Journal of Pain

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 204--206

Splanchnic neurolysis for gallbladder cancer pain


Pravesh Kanthed1, Pradeep Parmar2 
1 Choithram Interventional Spine and Pain Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Choithram Hospital and Research Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Pravesh Kanthed
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India

Abdominal sympathetic blockade is a safe, minimally invasive and proven measure for pain control in intra-abdominal malignancies. Hereby, we report a case of severe abdominal and back pain due to advanced carcinoma gall bladder refractory to oral and transdermal medications, managed successfully by bilateral splanchnic neurolysis using 50% alcohol under fluoroscopy. Pain was significantly relieved immediately after the procedure with a gradual reduction in analgesics consumption. The effect was sustained during follow-up with improved quality of life.


How to cite this article:
Kanthed P, Parmar P. Splanchnic neurolysis for gallbladder cancer pain.Indian J Pain 2016;30:204-206


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Kanthed P, Parmar P. Splanchnic neurolysis for gallbladder cancer pain. Indian J Pain [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Feb 22 ];30:204-206
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