Pancreatic duct stones in chronic pancreatitis: criteria for treatment intensity and success.
- Published Article
- Publication Date
Oct 01, 2002
Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy enhances endoscopic measures for treatment of pancreatic duct stones when mechanical lithotripsy fails. Middle-aged patients in the early stages of chronic pancreatitis with stones in a prepapillary location proved to be the best candidates for successful treatment. Unfavorable patient-related or morphologic factors can be compensated for through more intense efforts at therapy.
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