ERCP for biliary strictures associated with chronic pancreatitis

Pietro Familiari, Ivo Boskoski, Vincenzo Bove, Guido Costamagna

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Chronic pancreatitis (CP)-related common bile duct (CBD) strictures are more difficult to treat endoscopically compared with benign biliary strictures because of their nature, particularly in patients with calcific CP. Before any attempt at treatment, malignancy must be excluded. Single plastic stents can be used for immediate symptom relief and as "bridge to surgery and/or bridge to decision," but are not suitable for definitive treatment of CP-related CBD strictures because of long-term poor results. Temporary simultaneous placement of multiple plastic stents has a high technical success rate and provides good long-term results.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)833-845
Numero di pagine13
RivistaGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2013


  • Benign biliary strictures
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Dilation
  • ERCP
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Plastic stent
  • Self-expandable metal stent
  • Surgery


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