Does Pancreatic Stent Decrease the Risk of Pancreatitis After Pancreatic Sphincterotomy for Difficult Cannulation?

  • End date
    Sep 1, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Helsinki University Central Hospital
Updated on 12 April 2022


The purpose of the study is to compare the risk of PEP after pancreatic sphincterotomy performed for difficult cannulation in a group of patients with and in a group of patients without placement of a prophylactic pancreatic stent. The definition of difficult cannulation is defined according to the literature.

Condition Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Treatment Biliary cannulation
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04408482
SponsorHelsinki University Central Hospital
Last Modified on12 April 2022


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Consecutive patients with naïve papilla presenting to ERCP with indication of common bile duct (CBD) cannulation will be considered to the study

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Exclusion criteria are age below 18 years, acute pancreatitis and no consent to the study
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