Treatment for painful calcified chronic pancreatitis: extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus endoscopic treatment: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Dumonceau2007TreatmentFP,
  title={Treatment for painful calcified chronic pancreatitis: extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus endoscopic treatment: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={J. M. Dumonceau and Guido Costamagna and Andrea Tringali and Kouroche Vahedi and Myriam N Delhaye and Axel Hittelet and Gianluca Spera and Emiliano Giostra and Massimiliano Mutignani and Viviane de Maertelaer and Jacques Devi{\'e}re},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2007},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={545-52}
}
BACKGROUND In chronic pancreatitis, obstruction of the main pancreatic duct (MPD) may contribute to the pathogenesis of pain. Pilot studies suggest that extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) alone relieves pain in calcified chronic pancreatitis. AIM To compare ESWL alone with ESWL and endoscopic drainage of the MPD for treatment of pain in chronic pancreatitis. SUBJECTS Patients with uncomplicated painful chronic pancreatitis and calcifications obstructing the MPD. METHODS 55… CONTINUE READING