Case report of EUS-guided endoscopic transduodenal necrosectomy in a patient with sleeve gastrectomy

Avik Sarkar, Ragui Sadek, Matthew Lissauer, Swati Pawa

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Background: After an acute attack of pancreatitis, walled-offpancreatic fluid collections (PFC) occur in approximately 10 % of cases. Drainage of the cavity is recommended when specific indications are met. Endoscopic drainage has been adopted as the main intervention for symptomatic walled-offPFC. Altered gastric anatomy in these patients poses an interesting challenge. We present the first case of a patient with sleeve gastrectomy who underwent successful endoscopic transduodenal necrosectomy (TDN). Case presentation: Forty year old woman with history of morbid obesity status post sleeve gastrectomy in 2009 was found to have symptomatic gallstone disease complicated by severe necrotizing gallstone pancreatitis and further complicated by symptomatic walled offpancreatic necrosis (WOPN). Imaging significant for 10.8 × 7.6 cm fluid collection with necrotic debris in the body and tail of the pancreas and endoscopic necrosectomy was attempted. EGD showed tubular gastric body and antrum, with extrinsic compression in the antrum and duodenal bulb from the pancreatic cyst. Duodenal bulb was selected as the preferred fistula site due to sleeve gastrectomy. Patient underwent successful TDN in two sessions. Patient had symptomatic improvement at follow-up with resolution of WOPN. Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of EUS-guided endoscopic necrosectomy in a patient with sleeve gastrectomy. The duodenal approach was used in our patient due to history of sleeve gastrectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number38
JournalBMC Obesity
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


  • Altered gastric anatomy endoscopic necrosectomy
  • Sleeve gastrectomy endoscopic necrosectomy


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