PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES
MEDICAL JOURNAL (Category Y)

A Journal of Army Medical & Dental Corps

Being published since 1956

ISSN (online) 2411-8842
ISSN (print) 0030-9648

VOL 68, No. 5, OCTOBER 2018

ROLE OF PANCREATIC STENT PLACEMENT IN PREVENTION OF POST ENDOSCOPIC RETROGRADE CHOLANGIOPANCREATOGRAPHY PANCREATITIS: EXPERIENCE AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN PAKISTAN

Mehdi Naqvi, Muhammad Sohail Khalid, Ehtesham Haider, Farrukh Saeed, Khawar Shabbir, Murtaza Ali, Laima Alam

Abstract

Objective: To determine the frequency of Post Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Pancreatitis (PEP) in patients who underwent prophylactic pancreatic duct stenting.
Study Design: Descriptive case series.
Place and Duration of Study: This descriptive case series was conducted at the department of Gastroenterology, Pak Emirates Military Hospital Rawalpindi, from Jul 2017 to Feb 2018.
Material and Methods: One hundred and twenty consecutive patients were enrolled after they met inclusion and exclusion criteria. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Pancreatitis (ERCP) was performed by Olympus duodeno scope (TJF Q180V) by an endoscopist having at least 3 years experience of performing independent ERCPs. An additional 4, 6, or 7cm long 5FrGeenen® pancreatic plastic stent (Cook Medical) was placed in all cases where pancreatic duct was accidentally cannulated. Primary outcome variable was post ERCP
pancreatitis. Data was recorded on a pre-designed proforma and analyzed by SPSS version 21.0.
Results: Out of total 120 cases, PEP was found in 4 (3.3%) patients. All the 4 patients had mild pancreatitis.
Conclusion: PEP is not an uncommon complication following ERCP. The rate of PEP appears to be lower with prophylactic pancreatic duct stenting.

Keywords : Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Pancreatic duct, Pancreatitis.



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