Advances in the endoscopic therapy of chronic pancreatitis.

M Liberato, C Romão, C Duarte, A Figueiredo, M Quina

Abstract


Endoscopic interventional techniques have created a wide new perspective for non-surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis (CP). Surgery and endoscopy differ in their techniques, but are comparable with regard to tactics. The aim of methods in CP is to relieve pain and/or local complications. The preliminary results of endoscopic procedures in CP are promising and the methods appear safe in the hands of experienced endoscopists.

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