Part of the book: New Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Part of the book: Endoscopy of GI Tract
Endoscopic therapy has been increasingly recognized as an effective method of treatment in selected patients with pancreatic diseases. Various endoscopic procedures, classical and modified, are used for the complex treatment of acute and chronic pancreatitis, as well as their complications. In pancreatic carcinoma, some endoscopic methods are applied mainly as palliative measures. There are still open questions regarding the placing and timing of various endoscopic procedures in the multidisciplinary management approach of pancreatic diseases.
Part of the book: Endoscopy