Management of pancreatic ductal stenosis in chronic pancreatitis with endoscopic placement of a metal stent: Report of three cases

Kenji Yamao, Saburo Nakazawa, Jyunji Toshino, Hitoshi Yamachika, Naoto Kanemaki, Takao Wakabayashi, Kazumu Okushima, Hironao Miyoshi, Teruhiko Iwase, Norihito Taki, Yuta Nakamura, Sayoko Teramoto, Masao Fujimoto

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Abstract

Metal stents were used to treat pancreatic ductal stenosis in 3 symptomatic patients with chronic pancreatitis. Insertion and placement of Strecker metal stents was followed by sustained clinical improvement in 2 patients during a follow-up periods of 6 and 14 months, respectively. In the remaining case, abdominal pain recurred due to stent obstruction 5 months after the insertion. However, the symptoms rapidly disappeared after reexpansion of the stent. Metal stent for the placement in the treatment of pancreatic ductal stenosis in cases of chronic pancreatitis can thus be considered as an alternative to plastic stent for obtaining more long-term pain relief.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-844
Number of pages2
JournalGASTROENTEROLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY
Volume39
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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    Yamao, K., Nakazawa, S., Toshino, J., Yamachika, H., Kanemaki, N., Wakabayashi, T., Okushima, K., Miyoshi, H., Iwase, T., Taki, N., Nakamura, Y., Teramoto, S., & Fujimoto, M. (1997). Management of pancreatic ductal stenosis in chronic pancreatitis with endoscopic placement of a metal stent: Report of three cases. GASTROENTEROLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY, 39(4), 843-844.