coeliac plexus


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Synonyms for coeliac plexus

a large plexus of sympathetic nerves in the abdomen behind the stomach

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coeliac plexus blocks) before the days of image intensifiers: surface anatomy writ large.
A radiological procedure designed for easing incessant abdominal pain is a CT-guided coeliac plexus neurolysis, or block, to disrupt the sensory nerve impulses at the level of the coeliac plexus or splanchnic nerves (Kambadakone, Thabet, Gervais, Mueller, & Arellano, 2011).
The coeliac plexus, also known as the solar plexus, consists of a group of ganglia and complex interconnecting nerve fibres.
Over the years, CT-guided imaging seems to have emerged as the preferred modality for the percutaneous coeliac plexus procedure (Kambadakone et al., 2011).
Two radiological techniques that target the coeliac plexus are a coeliac plexus neurolysis, and a coeliac plexus block.