Published in Cancer Weekly, August 30th, 1999
"Because the distal colon is innervated by the inferior mesenteric sympathetic ganglion, it was hypothesized that a continuous block of the ganglion would provide both pain control and increased intestinal motility," reported Y.K. Choi and E. Novembre, both of the New Jersey Pain Institute.
Their hypothesis was supported by their findings in a case study of a 71-year old woman that indicated the technique relieved the her pain ("Continuous Inferior Mesenteric Ganglion Block for the Control of Abdominal Pain," Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medication,...
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