Table 2: Results of reported transhiatal bilateral splanchnicectomy.

AuthorOperation time (min)ComplicationsAssessment of painPain scores before/after surgeryPatients free of opioids (%)

Sastre et al.
[18]
NRPneumothorax ( ),
chylothorax ( ),
splenic injury ( )
Three-step scale32 in good (after 3 months)NR

Shimada et al.
[19]
NRTransient hypotension ( ), pleural damage ( )0–4 pain score3.5/1.4 (after 2 months)NR