Endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatography: a case report

Endoscopy. 1995 Oct;27(8):612-5. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-1005769.


Endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatography was performed on a 48-year-old man with a diagnosis of pancreatic stone. A pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy had been performed previously on this patient, approximately two years earlier, following the diagnosis of a tumor-forming pancreatitis. Endoscopic retrograde pancreatography and conventional ultrasound-guided percutaneous pancreatography had failed to yield a diagnosis. However, endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatography was performed successfully, delineating the pancreatic duct and a filling defect caused by intraductal calculi. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatography will be a potential alternative in cases when endoscopic retrograde pancreatography has failed or proved non-diagnostic.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Calculi / complications
  • Calculi / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
  • Endoscopy, Digestive System
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pancreas / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pancreatic Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional