A growing tumor may press on nerves in your abdomen, causing pain that can become serious.
In severe cases, your doctor might recommend a procedure to inject alcohol into the nerves that control pain in your abdomen. This procedure, which is called celiac plexus block, stops the nerves from sending pain signals to your brain.
Frequently, celiac plexus block is performed by pain management specialists and radiologists, with CT scans for guidance.
Key words: celiac plexus; celiac plexus block.