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Long-term prognosis of duct-narrowing chronic pancreatitis: strategy for steroid treatment.

Authors
  • Wakabayashi, Tokio
  • Kawaura, Yukimitsu
  • Satomura, Yositake
  • Watanabe, Hiroyuki
  • Motoo, Yoshiharu
  • Sawabu, Norio
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pancreas
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
30
Issue
1
Pages
31–39
Identifiers
PMID: 15632697
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Steroid therapy is effective for improving pancreatic duct and bile duct lesions in patients with DNCP and is indicated particularly in those with CBD strictures or immunoserologic abnormality, although some patients have recurrences.

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