Endoscopic Treatment of External Pancreatic Fistulas: When Draining the Main Pancreatic Duct Is Not Enough

@article{Arvanitakis2007EndoscopicTO,
  title={Endoscopic Treatment of External Pancreatic Fistulas: When Draining the Main Pancreatic Duct Is Not Enough},
  author={Marianna Arvanitakis and Myriam N Delhaye and M Bali and Celso Matos and Olivier Le Moine and Jacques Devi{\'e}re},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={102},
  pages={516-524}
}
OBJECTIVES:Transpapillary drainage of the main pancreatic duct (MPD) has been proposed for the treatment of external pancreatic fistulas (EPF) but may not suffice to treat complex cases. The aim of the present study was to explore the efficacy of various endoscopic or combined percutaneous and endoscopic techniques in the treatment of EPFs.METHODS:Sixteen… CONTINUE READING