Endoscopic necrosectomy for walled-off pancreatic necrosis

Michel Kahaleh

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Abstract

Approximately 20% of patients with acute pancreatitis develop pancreatic necrosis with significant mortality. Surgical debridement is the traditional management of necrotizing pancreatitis, but it is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Endoscopic necrosectomy using repeats session of debridement and stent insertion has been more frequently used within the last decade and half. This technique continues to evolve as we attempt to optimize the post-procedural outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-315
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Endoscopy
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

Keywords

  • Endoscopic necrosectomy
  • Necrosis
  • Pancreas

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