Chronic pancreatitis

Wiriyaporn Ridtitid, Evan Fogel, Stuart Sherman

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Endoscopic treatment plays a crucial role in properly selected patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP). This aims to relieve pain and treat complications of CP, including pancreatic duct (PD) strictures, PD stones, pseudocysts, and PD leaks. Furthermore, endoscopic intervention of CP provides a bridging therapy in patients who undergo surgery. In this chapter, we review the clinical application of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for treating PD strictures, PD stones, and pancreatic pseudocysts in patients with CP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationERCP: The Fundamentals: Second Edition
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781118769409
ISBN (Print)9781118769416
StatePublished - Dec 19 2014


  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Pancreatic duct stone
  • Pancreatic duct stricture
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Ridtitid, W., Fogel, E., & Sherman, S. (2014). Chronic pancreatitis. In ERCP: The Fundamentals: Second Edition (pp. 313-327). Wiley Blackwell.