Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of pancreatic duct stones and patient factors related to stone disintegration

@article{Karasawa2002ExtracorporealSW,
  title={Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of pancreatic duct stones and patient factors related to stone disintegration},
  author={Yasuyuki Karasawa and S. Randall Kawa and Yuji Aoki and Yasuhide Ochi and Hiroshi Unno and Kendo Kiyosawa and Tomofumi Watanabe},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2002},
  volume={37},
  pages={369-375}
}
Stones in the main pancreatic duct (MPD) are difficult to remove by endoscopic devices alone in some patients who have chronic pancreatitis. We treated these patients with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and analyzed the patient factors related to disintegration. Twenty-four patients were treated with ESWL alone or with combined endoscopic-ESWL to disintegrate or remove MPD stones. Ten patients were treated by ESWL alone and 14 by combined endoscopic-ESWL. A total of 19 patients… CONTINUE READING

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