Prophylactic pancreatic stent placement and post-ERCP pancreatitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Mazaki2010ProphylacticPS,
  title={Prophylactic pancreatic stent placement and post-ERCP pancreatitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Takero Mazaki and Hideki Masuda and Tadatoshi Takayama},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={842-53}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Pancreatitis is one of the most frequent complications of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). The placement of a prophylactic pancreatic stent after ERCP can help prevent post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP). We aimed to provide an up-to-date meta-analysis regarding pancreatic stent placement for prevention of PEP and review the immediate adverse events associated with pancreatic stent placement. METHODS We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis… CONTINUE READING