|Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)
is successfully utilized to crush pancreatic stones that are
otherwise unable to be extracted from the pancreatic duct.
The combination of ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography)
and ESWL effectively facilitates the management of chronic
Obstruction of the pancreatic duct by a stone
can occur during the course of chronic pancreatitis and usually
increases the frequency and severity of pain attacks, leading
to an increase in hospital admissions and narcotic requirements.
Pancreatic ESWL is currently being performed
Dr. Giuseppe Aliperti,
Dr. Steven Edmundowicz, MD
Banke Agarwal, M.D.