Endoscopic Management of Complications in Chronic Pancreatitis

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Management of complications in patients with chronic pancreatitis is often suboptimal. This review discusses detailed endoscopic approaches for managing complications in CP.

LITERATURE FINDINGS: CP is characterized by progressive and irreversible destruction of pancreatic parenchyma and ductal system resulting in fibrosis, scarring, and loss of glandular function. Abdominal pain remains is the most common symptom of the disease and the main aim of medical, endoscopic, and surgical therapy is to help relieve symptoms, prevent disease progression, and manage complications related to CP. In fact, advances in our understanding of CP have improved medical care and quality of life in these patients. With significant sequela, morbidity and a progressive nature, a thorough understanding of the pathophysiology, natural course, diagnostic approaches, and optimal management strategies for this disease is warranted. The existing modalities and new innovations in this field are safe, effective, and likely to have a positive impact on management of complication in CP whenever used in the right context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1624-1634
Number of pages11
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2022

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  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Complications
  • Endoscopic therapy

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Review


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