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plexus

any complex network of nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatic vessels

plexus

[′plek·səs]
(anatomy)
A network of interlacing nerves or anastomosing vessels.
(geology)
An area on a subglacial deposit that encloses a giant's kettle.

Plexus

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Pelvic pain associated with cancer and chronic non-malignant conditions may be alleviated by blocking the superior hypogastric plexus. In a study (4) conducted at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in 1993, it was suggested that visceral pain is an important component of the cancer pain syndrome experienced by patients with cancer of the pelvis, even in advanced stages.
Very few case series in the literature describe an anterior approach to the superior hypogastric plexus block under CT guidance (7-10).
Neurolytic superior hypogastric plexus block for chronic pelvic pain associated with cancer.
Superior hypogastric plexus block for pelvic cancer pain.
Furthermore, because the microscopic anatomy of a nerve plexus can not be differentiated during surgical exploration, surgeons only excise or transect the area where it is presumed to be the possible location of the superior hypogastric plexus. However, the architecture of the presacral area, which consists of fat, connective, vascular, and neural tissue, may mislead adequate excision of neural tissue.
Our study sheds light on the physiology of pain transmission through the superior hypogastric plexus. However, to our knowledge, no studies have identified any association between the efficacy of the procedure and the quantitative or qualitative parameters of excised neural tissue.