Long-term clinical outcome after endoscopic pancreatic ductal drainage for patients with painful chronic pancreatitis.

@article{Delhaye2004LongtermCO,
  title={Long-term clinical outcome after endoscopic pancreatic ductal drainage for patients with painful chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={Myriam N Delhaye and Marianna Arvanitakis and Gontran Verset and Michel Cremer and Jacques Devi{\'e}re},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={2 12},
  pages={1096-106}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Endotherapy for patients with painful chronic pancreatitis (CP) gives early and midterm clinical results comparable with those of conventional surgery. The authors evaluated long-term clinical outcome after endoscopic pancreatic ductal drainage, focusing on pain and pancreatic endocrine/exocrine functions. METHODS Of 110 patients with painful CP endoscopically treated between October 1987 and December 1989, 56 long-surviving patients were followed-up for 14.4 years (SD, .6 y… CONTINUE READING

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