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Teflon Epidural Catheter Placement for Intermittent Celiac Plexus Blockade and Celiac Plexus Neurolytic Blockade
  1. Frank F. Humbles, M.D. and
  2. John E. Mahaffey, M.D.
  1. From the Department of Anesthesiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina


A 58-year-old with acute/chronic pancreatitis was treated with celiac plexus blockade. A percutaneous teflon catheter was placed for intermittent blockade and used for definitive neurolysis. There were no complications using this approach to celiac plexus blockade.

  • Celiac plexus blockade
  • teflon catheter placement
  • neurolytic celiac plexus blockade

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