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, cilt.62, sa.4, ss.685-689, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 62 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.24953/turkjped.2020.04.023
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.685-689


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.