Systematic Reviews
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World J Gastrointest Endosc. Feb 16, 2019; 11(2): 155-167
Published online Feb 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i2.155
Role of pancreatoscopy in management of pancreatic disease: A systematic review
Tarun Kaura, Field F Willingham, Saurabh Chawla
Tarun Kaura, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Aurora St Luke’s Medical center, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Milwaukee, WI 53215, United States
Field F Willingham, Saurabh Chawla, Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States
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Corresponding author: Saurabh Chawla, FACG, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Faculty Office Building, 49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Suite 431, Atlanta, GA 30303, United States.
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Received: November 3, 2018
Peer-review started: November 5, 2018
First decision: November 28, 2018
Revised: December 30, 2018
Accepted: January 23, 2019
Article in press: January 23, 2019
Published online: February 16, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: This updated review focuses on the current evidence regarding the use of per oral pancreatoscopy (POP) in the management of complex pancreatic ductal diseases. Traditionally, treatment of pancreatic stone disease has been performed by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; POP may fill a void, offering durable relief while avoiding surgery in certain scenarios. POP also plays a complementary role to endoscopic ultrasonography in the evaluation of pancreatic ductal abnormalities with suspicion of neoplasia. With rapid advancements in imaging technology, POP may play a wider therapeutic role in the treatment of pancreatic ductal neoplasia.