ERCP for pediatric pancreatitis reduces pain long-term

03/18/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

Adolescents with chronic pancreatitis have less pain long-term following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, study data showed. Researchers reviewed 42 cases and found five children required surgery for ERCP-resistant pain, but 81.1% of the remaining children had improvements in pain, including almost 65% with complete pain relief.

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