How is papillary stenosis in chronic pancreatitis?

Updated: Jul 15, 2019
  • Author: Jason L Huffman, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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In a subset of patients with chronic pancreatitis, the papillary sphincter pressure and pancreatic ductal pressure are increased. In appropriately selected patients, a pancreatic duct sphincterotomy will facilitate drainage and reduce ductal pressures and may help to alleviate pain.


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