Clin Endosc.  2018 Mar;51(2):156-160. 10.5946/ce.2017.085.

Management of Benign and Malignant Pancreatic Duct Strictures

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA. mkahaleh@gmail.com

Abstract

The diagnosis and management of pancreatic strictures, whether malignant or benign, remain challenging. The last 2 decades have seen dramatic progress in terms of both advanced imaging and endoscopic therapy. While plastic stents remain the cornerstone of the treatment of benign strictures, the advent of fully covered metal stents has initiated a new wave of interest in calibrating the pancreatic duct with fewer sessions. In malignant disease, palliation remains the priority and further data are necessary before offering systematic pancreatic stenting.

Keyword

Pancreatic ducts; Pancreas; Fully covered metal stent; Cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic retrograde; Endosonography

MeSH Terms

Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
Constriction, Pathologic*
Diagnosis
Endosonography
Pancreas
Pancreatic Ducts*
Plastics
Stents
Plastics
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