External Pancreatic Juice Drainage Through a Percutaneous Endoscopic Drainage Tube for the Patient With a Postoperative Pancreatic Juice Leakage

Abstract

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.

DOI: 10.1155/DTE.5.137

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@article{Nishiguchi1999ExternalPJ, title={External Pancreatic Juice Drainage Through a Percutaneous Endoscopic Drainage Tube for the Patient With a Postoperative Pancreatic Juice Leakage}, author={Yukio Nishiguchi and Hiroji Nishino and Kazuhiko Yoshikawa and Mikio Nakamura and Osamu Takaishi and Masatsugu Shiba and Hajime Nakamura and Tsutomu Nomura and Katsumi Ikeda and Masaichi Ohira and Takeshi Asai and Shigehito Yamagata and Kazuhiro Takeuchi and Michio Sowa and Noriko Suzuki}, journal={Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy}, year={1999}, volume={5}, pages={137 - 140} }