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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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YRIBERRY URENA, Simón et al. Intrapancreatic Mechanical Lithotripsy: report and review of the literature of a case in a patient with chronic pancreatitis and lithiasis of wirsung's duct . Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.2, pp.171-176. ISSN 1022-5129.

The case of a 34 year-old woman with multiple lithiasis of Wirsung’s duct who underwent a modified Puestow’s operation is presented. Two (2) months after the surgery, the patient entered with a severe pain chart compatible with acute pancreatitis as a result of chronic pancreatitis. A very large lithiasis is observed in the head of the pancreas. Therapeutic procedure, pancreatic sphincterotomy and mechanical lithotripsy are performed. The procedure is described and the literature is reviewed.

Keywords : Pancreatic lithiasis; chronic pancreatitis; mechanical lithotripsy; pancreatic sphincterotomy.

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