Korean J Med.  2012 Jul;83(1):29-39.

Roles of Endoscopic Intervention for Chronic Pancreatitis

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine and Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University Hospital and Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. solee@chonbuk.ac.kr

Abstract

Chronic pancreatitis is a debilitating disease with complications such as pancreatic duct stricture, duct stones, duct leak or fistulae, pseudocyst contributing to significant morbidity and mortality. Endoscopic intervention in patients with chronic pancreatitis compared to surgery has been known relatively safe and effective. Although there are several limitations, endoscopic intervention plays a specific role in carefully selected patients as primary interventional therapy when medical treatment was failed or patients are not suitable for surgery. In this review, we address the role of endoscopic intervention for chronic pancreatitis.

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Pancreatitis, Chronic; Endoscopy; Treatment
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