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2022 Jun 07


Digital single operator pancreatoscopy for the treatment of symptomatic pancreatic duct stones. A prospective multicenter cohort trial.


Gerges C, Albers D, Schmitz L, Goni E, Cappello A, Schirra J, Casper M, Dormann A, Hartmann D, Hollenbach M, Schneider M, Denzer U W, Dechene A, Dollhopf M, Cholangioscopy Group G, Mayerle J, Schumacher B, van Geenen E-JM, Neuhaus H, Siersema PD, et al.
Endoscopy. 2022 Jun 07.
PMID: 35672016.


Digital single operator pancreatoscopy(DSOP) guided lithotripsy is a novel treatment modality for pancreatic endotherapy, with demonstrated technical success in retrospective series between 88% and 100%. The aim of this prospective multicenter trial was to systematically evaluate DSOP in patients with chronic pancreatitis(CP) and symptomatic pancreatic duct stones.