Pancreatic stent prophylaxis of post endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis: spontaneous migration rates and clinical outcomes.

@article{Chahal2007PancreaticSP,
  title={Pancreatic stent prophylaxis of post endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis: spontaneous migration rates and clinical outcomes.},
  author={Prabhleen Chahal and Todd Huntley Baron and Bret T. Petersen and Mark David Topazian and Christopher John Gostout and Michael Joseph Levy},
  journal={Minerva gastroenterologica e dietologica},
  year={2007},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={
          225-30
        }
}
AIM Pancreatic duct (PD) stents diminish the risk of post endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP) in high-risk patients; 3 Fr stents are reported to spontaneously migrate at a significantly higher rate than 5 Fr stents in a cohort of mostly sphincter of Oddi (SOD) patients. We sought to assess spontaneous migration rates of 5 Fr and 7 Fr stents and effectiveness in preventing PEP in a diverse group of high risk patients. METHODS A total of 4,332 ERCP exams… CONTINUE READING