Bai Y et al, 2016: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and ERCP to remove a fractured guidewire in the pancreatic duct in a patient with chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic duct stones.
Bai Y, Wang SL, Fang J, Ma D, Li ZS.
Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
No abstract available.
Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 May 24. pii: S0016-5107(16)30177-8. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2016.05.031. [Epub ahead of print]
This report is an excellent example of the usefulness of SWL in case of complicated stone-situations in the pancreatic duct. Although ERCP will be necessary in most cases, it is with SWL that non-invasive stone disintegration can be attained. SWL is a particularly valuable tool when other treatment modalities have failed.