Multiple stenting of refractory pancreatic duct strictures in severe chronic pancreatitis: long-term results.

BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Dominant pancreatic duct strictures located in the head of the pancreas in patients with severe chronic pancreatitis are often managed by endoscopic placement of a single plastic stent. Patients with refractory strictures after prolonged stenting require repeated stent replacement or surgical pancreaticojejunostomy. Placement of… (More)