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How are various pancreatic conditions treated?

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Treatment for various pancreatic conditions may include a specialized technique using an endoscope. It is called therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). A doctor can use this technique to:

In some cases, surgery or other procedures are needed.

  • Enlarge a duct opening
  • Remove pancreatic or bile duct stones
  • Place a stent to keep a pancreatic or bile duct open
  • Dilate or stretch a narrowed pancreatic or bile duct
  • Drain pseudocysts

SOURCES:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse web site: "Pancreatitis"

MedlinePlus: "Pancreatitis" and "Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse web site: "Pancreatitis"

MedlinePlus: "Pancreatitis" and "Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 15, 2019

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