Management of the later complications of severe acute pancreatitis -pseudocyst, abscess and fistula
- C. Wilson
- Eur. J. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has been widely accepted for patients who have no swallowing ability but have an intact gut. Its clinical application is mainly for nutritional support and decompression of the intestine in patients with bowel obstruction. In this paper, we report external pancreatic juice drainage through a percutaneous endoscopic drainage tube in a patient with postoperative pancreatic juice leakage. Soon after this procedure, pancreatic juice leakage subsided. This procedure was minimally invasive for the patient and may be a new application of PEG to maintain the good quality of life (QOL) in a patient with pancreatic juice leakage.