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Scandinavian Journal of Pain

Official Journal of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain

Editor-in-Chief: Breivik, Harald

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Volume 18, Issue 4

Letter to the Editor regarding “CT guided neurolytic blockade of the coeliac plexus in patients with advanced and intractably painful pancreatic cancer”

Ulf E. Kongsgaard
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  • Department of Anaesthesia, Division of Emergencies and Critical Care, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway, Phone: (+47) 95 75 31 76
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Published Online: 2018-07-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sjpain-2018-0110


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About the article

Received: 2018-07-09

Accepted: 2018-07-09

Published Online: 2018-07-26

Published in Print: 2018-10-25

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Citation Information: Scandinavian Journal of Pain, Volume 18, Issue 4, Pages 759–759, ISSN (Online) 1877-8879, ISSN (Print) 1877-8860, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sjpain-2018-0110.

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