Hypogastric Plexus Block Procedure

A hypogastric plexus block is the injection of numbing medication directly to the group of nerves that supply sensation (including pain sensations) to the pelvic organs. A hypogastric plexus block is performed for the treatment of pelvic pain.  Although uncommon, risks may include nerve damage, renal or urethral puncture, infection, bleeding and allergic reaction to the medication.

Last reviewed July 2013 by APM's Medical Executive Committee.