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Pediatrics. 1999 Nov;104(5 Pt 1):1129-33.

Pancreatic duct stenting as a treatment for hereditary pancreatitis.

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Department of Paediatrics, University College Dublin, Children's Research Centre, Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland.


Hereditary pancreatitis is a genetically transmitted condition usually presenting in childhood or adolescence. The natural history of the condition is that recurrent episodes of pancreatitis may be followed by the development of pancreatic exocrine and endocrine failure. Treatment options are limited, usually consisting of surgical drainage procedures whose efficacy is uncertain and whose effect on disease progression is unknown. We report a child with hereditary pancreatitis treated by means of a pancreatic duct stent placed via endoscopic retrograde cholangiopanctreatography resulting in long-term control of symptoms and speculate that earlier intervention may alter the disease course.

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