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Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided drainage of pancreatic fluid collections

Tiing Leong Ang, Anthony Y B Teoh
Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society 2017, 29 (4): 463-471
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Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided drainage is now firmly established as the best option for drainage of walled-off pancreatic fluid collections (PFC). It has high clinical efficacy, similar to surgical and percutaneous approaches, but with lower morbidity and costs. It is superior to non-EUS-guided approaches because even collections without endoluminal bulging can be successfully drained. Transmural drainage alone is sufficient for pseudocysts, but in the context of walled-off pancreatic necrosis (WON), adjunctive direct endoscopic necrosectomy (DEN) may be required. Traditionally, double pigtail plastic stents (PS) were used for transmural drainage, but, recently, fully covered self-expandable metallic stents (FCSEMS) customized for PFC drainage have become available and are increasingly used, especially in the management of WON, because the larger-diameter stent facilitates drainage and insertion of an endoscope into the WON cavity for DEN. The present review will discuss the evidence for EUS-guided drainage and DEN, the technical problems involved, and the roles of PS and FCSEMS in PFC drainage.

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