Fully covered self-expanding metal stents for refractory pancreatic duct strictures in chronic pancreatitis.

@article{Giacino2012FullyCS,
  title={Fully covered self-expanding metal stents for refractory pancreatic duct strictures in chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={Camille Giacino and Philippe Grandval and Ren{\'e} Laugier},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 9},
  pages={874-7}
}
Fully covered self-expanding metal stents (FC-SEMSs), which can be removed from the bile duct, have recently been used in the main pancreatic duct (MPD) in chronic pancreatitis. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of FC-SEMSs in painful chronic pancreatitis with refractory pancreatic strictures. The primary endpoints were technical success and procedure-related morbidity. Secondary endpoints were pain relief at the end of follow-up and resolution of… CONTINUE READING