Diagnosis and treatment in chronic pancreatitis: an international survey and case vignette study

Yama Issa, Hjalmar C. van Santvoort, Paul Fockens, Marc G. Besselink, Thomas L. Bollen, Marco J. Bruno, Marja A. Boermeester, Frank G. Moody, Claude Bertrand, Colin Johnson, Aude van Lander, Ross Carter, John B. Conneely, Frederik Berrevoet, Donzília Sousa Silva, Zong Fang Li, Philippe Lévy, Kofi Oppong, Timothy B. Gardner, C. Mel WilcoxJeremy French, Michael Steer, Edward L. Bradley, Peter Layer, Bertrand Napoleon, Jorge Antonio Mosquera, D. J. Gouma, Roland Andersson, Antonio Manzelli, J. M. Klaase, Massimo Falconi, Enrique de-Madaria, Riccardo Casadei, Giuseppe Malleo, Raffaele Pezzilli, Ewa Malecka-Panas, Matthias Lohr, Julia Mayerle, Erik A.J. Rauws, Martin L. Freeman, Affirul Chairil Ariffin, Bhavin Vasavada, Paul Bo San Lai, Jose Luis Beristain-Hernandez, Álvarez Juan, Haralds Plaudis, Dionisios Vrochides, Vincenzo Neri, Vimalraj Velayutham, Aleksey Andrianov, Joan Figueras, Kjetil Soreide, Aliaksei Shcherba, Mahir Gachabayov, Roger G. Keith, Georgios Tsoulfas, Michael Anthony Fink, Stefano Crippa, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Dibyajyoti Bora, Rajendra Desai, Marcello Donati, Jan Jin Bong, Emma Martínez Moneo, Gareth Morris-Stiff, Ahmet Coker, Alexandre Prado de Resende, Suryabhan Sakhahari Bhalerao, Sadiq S. Sikora, Dezső Kelemen, László Czakó, Hariharan Ramesh, Oleg Rummo, Aliaksei Fedaruk, Aliaksei Shcherba, Alexey Hlinnik, Madhusudhan Chinthakindi, Traian Dumitrascu, Vyacheslav Egorov, Vincent Bettschart, Michele Molinari, E. Aldana D. Guillermo, Susan L. Orloff, Daniel Vasilev Kostov, Laurent Sulpice, Brett Knowles, Yasutoshi Kimura, Gabriele Marangoni, Rajeev Joshi, Tibor Gyökeres, Bedin, V. Vladimir, Arpad Ivanecz, Adelmo Antonucci, Jones A.O. Omoshoro-Jones, Richard Nakache, Marco Del Chiaro, Marianne Johnstone, Tomoaki Saito, Gianpaolo Balzano, Vyacheslav Egorov, Serge Chooklin, Piero Boraschi, Walter Park, Pedro Nuno Valente Reis Pereira, Nico Pagano, Pavlos Lykoudis, Lars Ivo Partecke, Aliaksandr Siatkouski, Rosa Jorba Martín, Yasunari Kawabata, Luís Carvalho Lourenço, Carlos Marra-Lopez, Jun Kyu Lee, Nils Habbe, Robert C. Verdonk, Yliya Rabotyagova, Rupjyoti Talukdar, Luca Frulloni, Shamil Galeev, Zoltán Berger, Takeo Yasuda, Thilo Hackert, Ziyovuddin Saatov, Dimitri Aristotle Raptis, Jaume Boadas, Francesco Vitali, Livia Archibugi, Miroslav Ryska, Balazs Tihanyi, Vikesh K. Singh, Atsushi Masamune, Paul Yeaton, Kerrington D. Smith, Shrey Modi, Laura Cosen-Binker, Savio George Barreto, Eugenio Morandi, Sergio Valeri, Cintia Yoko Morioka, Luis F. Lara, Yoshifumi Takeyama, Frank G. Gress, Young Dong Yu, Ezio Gaia, Sorin Traian Barbu, Ali Tüzün İnce, Akkraporn Deeprasertvit, Yu Ting Chang, Stephen Olusola Abiola, Sabite Kacar, Peter Muscarella, Henri Braat, Samuel Han, Ali A. Aghdassi, Jean Louis Frossard, Jill P. Smith, M. P. Schwartz, H. M. van Dullemen, N. G. Venneman, B. W.M. Spanier, Sjoerd Kuiken, Erwin van Geenen, Greg Beilman, Georgios Papachristou, Oscar Chapa Azuela, P. van der Schaar, Nevin Oruc, Marie Paule Anten, William H. Nealon, Jesús García-Cano, Manol Jovani, Ziad Melki, Mustafa Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim, M. U. Awajdarip, Mohammad Azam, K. G. Sabu, Igor Ermolaev, Shiran Shetty, Belei Oana, Juris Pokrotnieks, Malgorzata Lazuchiewicz-Kot, Riadh Bouali, Marek Winiarski, Marcus Schmitt, Mihai Rimbas, Alexander Meining, Bories Erwan, Peter N. Meier, Rainer Schoefl, Ahmed Youssef Altonbary, Igor Marsteller, Ingo Wallstabe, Skerdi Prifti, Arnaud Lemmers, M. Horvath, Ajay Kumar, Joseph J. Palermo

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Background The aim of the study was to evaluate the current opinion and clinical decision-making process of international pancreatologists, and to systematically identify key study questions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis (CP) for future research. Methods An online survey, including questions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of CP and several controversial clinical case vignettes, was send by e-mail to members of various international pancreatic associations: IHPBA, APA, EPC, ESGE and DPSG. Results A total of 288 pancreatologists, 56% surgeons and 44% gastroenterologists, from at least 47 countries, participated in the survey. About half (48%) of the specialists used a classification tool for the diagnosis of CP, including the Mayo Clinic (28%), Mannheim (25%), or Büchler (25%) tools. Overall, CT was the preferred imaging modality for evaluation of an enlarged pancreatic head (59%), pseudocyst (55%), calcifications (75%), and peripancreatic fat infiltration (68%). MRI was preferred for assessment of main pancreatic duct (MPD) abnormalities (60%). Total pancreatectomy with auto-islet transplantation was the preferred treatment in patients with parenchymal calcifications without MPD abnormalities and in patients with refractory pain despite maximal medical, endoscopic, and surgical treatment. In patients with an enlarged pancreatic head, 58% preferred initial surgery (PPPD) versus 42% initial endoscopy. In patients with a dilated MPD and intraductal stones 56% preferred initial endoscopic ± ESWL treatment and 29% preferred initial surgical treatment. Conclusion Worldwide, clinical decision-making in CP is largely based on local expertise, beliefs and disbeliefs. Further development of evidence-based guidelines based on well designed (randomized) studies is strongly encouraged.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)978-985
Number of pages8
JournalHPB
Volume19
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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    Issa, Y., van Santvoort, H. C., Fockens, P., Besselink, M. G., Bollen, T. L., Bruno, M. J., Boermeester, M. A., Moody, F. G., Bertrand, C., Johnson, C., van Lander, A., Carter, R., Conneely, J. B., Berrevoet, F., Sousa Silva, D., Li, Z. F., Lévy, P., Oppong, K., Gardner, T. B., ... Palermo, J. J. (2017). Diagnosis and treatment in chronic pancreatitis: an international survey and case vignette study. HPB, 19(11), 978-985. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2017.07.006