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Clin Endosc. 2013 May;46(3):306-309.
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Hepatic and Splenic Infarction and Bowel Ischemia Following Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Celiac Plexus Neurolysis
Hee Yoon Jang, Sang-Woo Cha, Byung Hoo Lee, Ho Eun Jung, Jin Woo Choo, Yun-Ju Cho, Hye Young Ju and Young Deok Cho
Institute for Digestive Research, Digestive Disease Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Sang-Woo Cha , Tel: +82-2-709-9581 , Fax: +82-2-709-9696 , Email: swcha@schmc.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus neurolysis (EUS-CPN) is a well-established intervention to palliate malignant pain. We report a patient who developed hepatic and splenic infarction and bowel ischemia following EUS-CPN. A 69-year-old man with known lung cancer and pancreatic metastasis was transferred for debilitating, significant epigastric pain for several months. The patient underwent EUS-CPN to palliate the pain. After the procedure, the patient complained continuously of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting; hematemesis and hematochezia were newly developed. Abdominal computed tomography revealed infarction of the liver and spleen and ischemia of the stomach and proximal small bowel. On esophagogastroduodenoscopy, hemorrhagic gastroduodenitis, and multiple gastric ulcers were noted without active bleeding. The patient expired on postoperative day 27 despite the best supportive care.
Keywords: Celiac plexus neurolysis; Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration; Infarction and ischemia
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