Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the management of a 14-year-old girl with chronic calcific pancreatitis


Turer Ö., SOYER T., PARLAK E., ÖZCAN H. N. , BİLEN C. Y. , TANYEL F. C.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.62, no.4, pp.685-689, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2020.04.023
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.685-689

Abstract

Background. Chronic pancreatitis is very rare in childhood and causes chronic/relapsing abdominal pain, frequent hospitalizations, malnutrition, growth retardation, and stone formation in the main duct. Although pancreatic extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (P-ESWL) is commonly used in the treatment of pancreatic stones (PS) in adults, the use in children is still controversial. An adolescent girl with multiple PS is presented to discuss the use of ESWL as a treatment alternative in children with PS.