Pancreatic stents for prevention of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis.

@article{Freeman2007PancreaticSF,
  title={Pancreatic stents for prevention of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis.},
  author={Martin L. Freeman},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={5 11},
  pages={1354-65}
}
Placement of pancreatic stents is a relatively new and increasingly adopted approach to reduce the risk of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis. Evidence for the efficacy of pancreatic stents in reducing post-ERCP pancreatitis continues to accumulate. Routine use of pancreatic stents in high-risk cases at advanced centers has changed the complexion of ERCP, reducing the incidence and severity of post-ERCP pancreatitis to a more acceptable level, and… CONTINUE READING

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