Endoscopic Necrosectomy as Treatment for Infected Pancreatic Necrosis - European Medical Journal

Endoscopic Necrosectomy as Treatment for Infected Pancreatic Necrosis

Gastroenterology
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Authors:
Dr. Christian Jürgensen
Disclosure:

No potential conflict of interest.

Received:
07.08.13
Accepted:
02.12.13
Citation
EMJ Gastroenterol. ;[1]:102-105.

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Abstract

Necrotising pancreatitis can be life-threatening, but the introduction of endoscopic necrosectomy has led to a tremendous reduction of lethality. This review describes the technique and role of this method between conservative treatment and other interventional methods such as percutaneous drainage and surgery of superinfected necrosis. A little more than a decade after its introduction, endoscopic necrosectomy has become the gold standard in the interventional treatment of superinfected necrosis.

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