Endoscopic ultrasound-guided transmural drainage of infected pancreatic fluid collections with placement of covered self-expanding metal stents: a case series.

@article{Fabbri2012EndoscopicUT,
  title={Endoscopic ultrasound-guided transmural drainage of infected pancreatic fluid collections with placement of covered self-expanding metal stents: a case series.},
  author={Carlo Fabbri and Carmelo Luigiano and Vincenzo Cennamo and Anna Maria Polifemo and Luca Barresi and Elio Jovine and Mario Traina and Nicola D'imperio and Ilaria Tarantino},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={429-33}
}
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided transmural drainage (EUS-GTD) has become the standard procedure for treating symptomatic pancreatic fluid collections. The aim of this series was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of covered self-expanding metal stent (CSEMS) placement for treating infected pancreatic fluid collections. From January 2007 to May 2010, 22 patients (18 M/4F; mean age 56.9) with infected pancreatic fluid collections (mean size, 13.2 cm) at two Italian centers were evaluated for EUS… CONTINUE READING
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