[Extracorporeal lithotripsy and endoscopy in the treatment of pancreatic lithiasis].G Chir. 1994 Jan-Feb; 15(1-2):41-4.GC
The decompression of the pancreatic duct with the extraction of stones by endoscopy is now recognized as an effective method for the treatment of some forms of chronic pancreatitis. The limits of this methodology are strictly linked to the morphology of the pancreatic duct and/or to the size, morphology and number of stones. The association of endoscopy with the ESWL often allows to overcome these limits. A case of lithiasis of the Wirsung in a patient affected by C.P. successfully treated associating endoscopy to ESWL is reported.