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Pancreatic duct stones in chronic pancreatitis: criteria for treatment intensity and success.

Authors
  • Farnbacher, Michael J
  • Schoen, Christoph
  • Rabenstein, Thomas
  • Benninger, Johannes
  • Hahn, Eckhart G
  • Schneider, H Thomas
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2002
Volume
56
Issue
4
Pages
501–506
Identifiers
PMID: 12297764
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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