Interventional endoscopic therapy in chronic pancreatitis including temporary stenting: a definitive treatment?


OBJECTIVE In the past 15 years there have been tremendous advances in endoscopic management of chronic pancreatitis (CP). However, the value of endoscopic pancreatic stenting is still debatable. MATERIAL AND METHODS In 98 patients suffering from symptomatic CP (84 M, 14 F, 49+/-12, age range 23-83 years) endotherapy including temporary stenting of the… (More)