Gastroparesis after celiac plexus block

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A 36-yr-old woman with metastatic mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the pancreas underwent neurolytic celiac plexus block with 100% ethanol and 0.5% bupivacaine for intractable back pain. Several hours after the procedure she developed severe nausea and vomiting, which persisted for days despite cessation of opioid analgesics, and administration of intravenous metoclopramide and ondansetron. Both esophagogastroduodenoscopy and barium examination of the stomach and small intestine showed excess gastric fluid but no evidence of mechanical obstruction. A radionuclide study revealed delayed gastric emptying of solids. Treatment with oral cisapride 10 mg p.o. q.i.d. resulted in considerable symptomatic improvement. We document the first reported case of gastroparesis after celiac plexus block and discuss possible etiological mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2223-2225
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume93
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1998

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Celiac Plexus
Gastroparesis
Stomach
Mucinous Cystadenocarcinoma
Cisapride
Digestive System Endoscopy
Ondansetron
Intractable Pain
Metoclopramide
Gastric Emptying
Bupivacaine
Barium
Back Pain
Radioisotopes
Intravenous Administration
Nausea
Opioid Analgesics
Small Intestine
Vomiting
Pancreas

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Gastroparesis after celiac plexus block. / Iftikhar, Salma; Loftus, Jr, Edward Vincent.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 93, No. 11, 11.1998, p. 2223-2225.

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