Endoscopic drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts.
J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Feb;12(2):369-72
Authors: Baron TH
Pancreatic pseudocysts arise as a complication of acute and chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic trauma, or after surgery. Endoscopic treatment of pancreatic pseudocysts can be achieved using transpapillary and/or transmural (transgastric or transduodenal) approaches with acceptable success rates, complication rates, and recurrence rates. Advantages of endoscopic drainage is the avoidance of external pancreatic fistula.
PMID: 17906903 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]