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Author(s):
Rieder, Simon; Michalski, Christoph W.; Friess, Helmut 
Title:
Indications for Endoscopic or Surgical Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis 
Abstract:
In patients suffering from chronic pancreatitis, pain as the predominant symptom remains a therapeutic challenge which often cannot be tackled conservatively. Since pancreatic duct obstruction – frequently within the pancreatic head – is an important etiological factor, treatment in these cases aims at decompressing the duct either endoscopically or surgically. Endoscopic drainage includes sphincterotomy, dilation of strictures, removal of stones, and insertion of a stent; it has a success rate...    »
 
Keywords:
Chronic pancreatitis; Endoscopic therapy; Evidence-based surgery 
Journal title:
Digestive Diseases 
Year:
2010 
Journal volume:
28 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
344--349 
Publisher:
S. Karger AG 
Publisher address:
Basel, Switzerland 
Print-ISSN:
1421-9875 
E-ISSN:
1421-9875 
Notes:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.