EUS-guided drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts offers similar success and complications compared to surgical treatment but with a lower cost

@article{Sal2015EUSguidedDO,
  title={EUS-guided drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts offers similar success and complications compared to surgical treatment but with a lower cost},
  author={Angela Sa{\'u}l and Miguel Angel Ramirez Luna and Carlos Chan and Luis F. Uscanga and Francisco Valdovinos Andraca and Jorge Hern{\'a}ndez Calleros and Javier Elizondo and F{\'e}lix I T{\'e}llez Avila},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2015},
  volume={30},
  pages={1459-1465}
}
Pancreatic pseudocysts (PPC) are a complication that occurs in acute and chronic pancreatitis. They comprise 75 % of cystic lesions of the pancreas. There are scarce data about surgical versus endoscopic treatment on PPC. The aim of this study was to compare both treatment modalities regarding clinical success, complication rate, recurrence, hospital stay and cost. Retrospectively, data obtained prospectively from 2000 to 2012 were analyzed. A PPC was defined as a fluid collection in the… CONTINUE READING
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