Endoscopic and surgical treatment options for chronic pancreatitis: an imaging perspective

  • Krishna Prasad ShanbhogueEmail author
  • Ali Pourvaziri
  • Satheesh Krishna Jeyaraj
  • Avinash Kambadakone
Special Section: Pancreatitis


Chronic pancreatitis is a chronic fibro-inflammatory syndrome characterized by chronic pancreatic inflammation leading to fibrosis and scarring. Patients with this multifactorial debilitating illness often require endoscopic or surgical intervention for treatment. Radiologists play a crucial role in pre-therapeutic workup as well as post-treatment imaging of chronic pancreatitis. This review summarizes the most common surgical and endoscopic treatment options that are currently available for chronic pancreatitis, including the implications on imaging.


Chronic Pancreatitis Endoscopic management Puestew Procedure 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krishna Prasad Shanbhogue
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ali Pourvaziri
    • 2
  • Satheesh Krishna Jeyaraj
    • 3
  • Avinash Kambadakone
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyNYU Langone HealthNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Joint Department of Medical Imaging, University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital, Women’s College HospitalUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical SchoolMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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