Efficacy of s-type stents for the treatment of the main pancreatic duct stricture in patients with chronic pancreatitis.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Stents have been used to relieve pancreatic duct stricture and upstream dilatation. However, many of these stents are straight-type stents originally manufactured for biliary use. A plastic stent that was developed for use in the pancreatic duct was used in this study and its usefulness investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS The stent (s-type stent… (More)

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