Pancreatic Stents Market 2017: Global Industry Demand, Deep Research and Growth 2023
Pancreatic stents are tubular devices made of plastic or metal used primarily to establish patency of an obstructed bile or pancreatic duct. Stents may also be used to treat biliary/pancreatic leaks or to prevent post-Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis is the leading gastrointestinal cause of hospitalization in the U.S. The incidence of pancreatitis is increasing due to lifestyle changes in the population.