Pancreatic stent-assisted ampullary precut papillotomy is a rescue method for cases with difficult bile duct cannulation during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). We describe a case in which post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) developed due to the proximal migration of pancreatic stent, after precut papillotomy. Removal of the migrated pancreatic stent was achieved after needle-knife incision of the pancreatic duct's orifice followed by retrieval of the stent using rat-tooth forceps, which resulted in rapid resolution of the PEP. Caution is needed when pancreatic stent is placed after papillary incision. Needle-knife incision of the pancreatic duct orifice followed by forceps removal is an effective technique for rescuing pancreatic stent migration.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2011|
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