Pancreatic Endotherapy for Chronic Pancreatitis.Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2015 Oct; 25(4):765-77.GE
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is recommended as the first-line therapy for large (>5-mm) obstructive pancreatic ductal stones. Dominant pancreatic duct strictures should be initially managed with a wide-bore single plastic stent with 3 monthly exchanges for a year, even in asymptomatic patients. Recent studies have evaluated multiple plastic and self-expanding covered metal stents for refractory pancreatic ductal stricture. Pancreatic pseudocysts should be treated endoscopically with or without endoscopic ultrasound guidance.