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2020 Mar




Morphological advantages of endoscopic treatment in obstructive chronic pancreatitis.


Lee J, Kim H S, Park C K, Jung J K, Kim D J, Chung Y J, Ryus H J
Pancreatology. 2020 Mar; 20(2):199-204.
PMID: 31899135.


and study aims: Chronic pancreatitis is associated with recurrent or persistent abdominal pain over the course of the disease. Ductal hypertension showing obstructed and dilated pancreatic duct has been suggested as a major factor in the mechanism of pain in chronic pancreatitis. Many studies investigating pain relief after endoscopic treatment of pancreatic duct (PD) are available, but the number of studies regarding the morphological changes to pancreas such as changes in PD caliber, pancreatic parenchyma, and especially pancreatic volume is far fewer. As such, we analyzed the changes of ductal caliber and parenchymal volume after endoscopic treatment of PD in patients with obstructive chronic pancreatitis.