Top tips for endoscopic drainage and debridement of walled-off pancreatic necrosis (with videos)

Post written by Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE, Director of the Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy (CATE), Porter Adventist Hospital, PEAK Gastroenterology, Centura Health, Denver, Colorado, USA. This Top Tips article is designed to give readers a lot of really useful and practical information in a very short amount of text. Access, drainage, and …

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Inflammatory pancreatic fluid collections

V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, FASGE, from the ASGE Standards of Practice committee writes about the new ASGE guideline, "The role of endoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory pancreatic fluid collections." The purpose of this guideline is to review the most recent classification of inflammatory pancreatic fluid collections, discuss when endoscopic intervention is appropriate, …

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Comparing endoscopic vs percutaneous drainage

Venkata Sandeep Akshintala, MD from Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions discusses his Original Article "A comparative evaluation of outcomes of endoscopic versus percutaneous drainage for symptomatic pancreatic pseudocysts" from the June issue. The focus of this study is to compare the outcomes of Endoscopic Drainage (ED) and Percutaneous Drainage (PD) for symptomatic pseudocysts. Symptomatic pseudocysts can …

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