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Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 1997 Jul;89(7):565-8.

[Duodenal stenosis: a rare complication of acute pancreatitis].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicio de Cirugía General, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valencia.


Duodenal stenosis is a rare complication of acute pancreatitis. We present 5 cases and suggest a protocol of treatment based on intubation of the stenosis and nutritional support via nasojejunal feeding tube. This non-invasive method facilitated adequate control in 3 of the 5 cases. Total parenteral nutrition should be left for cases with severe stenosis, and surgery for those in which conservative treatment fails after a period of five weeks.

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