Celiac ganglion block for abdominal cancer pain, CT guided approach

Date 29 June 2016
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016 - Abstracts book
Presenter A. Bessar
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (2): 1-85. 10.1093/annonc/mdw199
Authors A. Bessar
  • Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt, /


Coeliac ganglion located in the abdomen close to the aorta and responsible for pain pathway in most of cases of upper abdominal malignancy. It is considered as a target for neurolysis by different methods. Local ethanol injection can result in decreasing pain. CT guided neurolysis is considered as an accurate measure for the proper anatomical localization of the celiac ganglion and plexus, as well CT helps us to avoid adjacent critical anatomic structures such as the pancreas, aorta, celiac artery, and the superior mesenteric artery.