Hepatic Plexus Nerve Block for Microwave Ablation of Hepatic Tumors.
AJR. American journal of roentgenology
california; mission hills; phcmc
Seven patients underwent microwave ablation of hepatic tumors, using hepatic nerve plexus block. Mean visual analog score (VAS; pain on 1-10 scale) was 0.3±0.5 at baseline and 2.5±1.4, 2.6±1.4, and 2.3±0.9 at 1, 5, and 10 minutes during ablation. Two patients reported VAS ≥4 during ablation, which both improved to VAS of 3 after one rescue sedation dose; remaining patients required no additional sedation. No major complication occurred. No patient required conversation to general anesthesia.
Hao, Frank; Eghbalieh, Navid; So, Alexandra; and Lee, Edward Wolfgang, "Hepatic Plexus Nerve Block for Microwave Ablation of Hepatic Tumors." (2021). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 5591.