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Old 11-17-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
ba kraft
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Blakeslee, Pa USA
Posts: 4
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pancreatitis with a cyst and a stone or calcification

I have been going through so many tests and so many Drs. the last 2 months. First they were all concerned about a cyst at the head of my pancrease , then this other Dr. noticed a stone or calcification in the pancrease , possibly blocking a duct . Well it is blocking a duct and the one Dr. who I say last week was going to do an ERCP , he called last night and said he couldn't it , because of where the stone is located . He gave me 2 options a trial sphineteromy with a stent and meaning trial he says it may not work at all or only work for 2 -3 months . Which would lead me back to the surgeon and I would have to undergo the whipple operation . There is a cyst on the pancrease also showing a typical , abnormal , neoplasm cells . 3 monnths ago I had a heart attack and had a ( titanuim ) stent placed in one of my main right arteries. I know the surgeon and the Dr. that would be doing either of the operations are concerned about the heart attack as well as my Husband and I are . The Dr. who wants to try the stent also mentioned pancreatic divisum, which I gather means my duct is clogged ?? right ?? My question to all of you is , should I try the trial stent and which I'm concerned about aggravating the pre canercous cells more . or should I just go for the whipple operation and try my best to re-coup and rest and hope for the best . Have any of you or your Family members ever been down this path and given these opitions and if so which direction did they go and how did it turn out ? I'm very confused and nervous. Thank you all so very much .

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