Endoscopic versus surgical treatment for pancreatic pseudocyst.

  title={Endoscopic versus surgical treatment for pancreatic pseudocyst.},
  author={Xin Zhao and T. K. Feng and W U Ji},
  journal={Digestive endoscopy : official journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society},
  volume={28 1},
BACKGROUND AND AIM To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of endoscopic treatment for pancreatic pseudocyst compared with surgical treatment. METHODS PubMed and The Cochrane Library were systematically searched to identify all comparative trials investigating endoscopic versus surgical treatment for pancreatic pseudocyst. Main outcome measures included treatment success rate, adverse events, recurrence rate, length of hospital stay and hospital cost. RESULTS Five comparative studies with… CONTINUE READING

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