Korean J Intern Med.  2009 Sep;24(3):169-179. 10.3904/kjim.2009.24.3.169.

Update on Endoscopic Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN, USA. glehman@iupui.edu

Abstract

Endoscopic therapy has been increasingly recognized as the effective therapy in selected patients with chronic pancreatitis. Utility of endotherapy in various conditions occurring in chronic pancreatitis is discussed. Its efficacy, limitations, and alternatives are addressed. For the best management of these complex entities, a multidisciplinary approach involving expertise in all pancreatic specialties is essential to achieve the goal.

Keyword

Chronic pancreatitis; Endoscopic treatment

MeSH Terms

Bile Ducts/surgery
Enteral Nutrition
Humans
Pancreatic Ducts/surgery
Pancreatic Pseudocyst/surgery
Pancreatitis, Chronic/*surgery
Sphincterotomy, Endoscopic/*methods
Stents
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