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A Case Report of a Potentially Fatal Complication Associated with Ischia's Transaortic Method of Celiac Plexus Block
  1. Jeffrey A. Matson, MD*,
  2. Jawahar N. Ghia, MD and
  3. Jeffrey H. Levy, MD
  1. From the Department of Anesthesiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  2. *Anesthesiology Resident, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
  3. Anesthesiology Fellow
  4. Department of Anesthesiology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


A case is described of severe diarrhea following a transaortic neurolytic celiac plexus block. A brief review of incidence and severity of this complication associated with the newer methods of celiac plexus block is presented, and the possible cause of diarrhea in this patient is discussed.

  • Celiac plexus—block
  • neurolytic
  • Diarrhea
  • Automatic innervation

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