Pancreatic intubation facilitated by methylene blue injection decreases the risk for postpapillectomy acute pancreatitis.

@article{Poincloux2014PancreaticIF,
  title={Pancreatic intubation facilitated by methylene blue injection decreases the risk for postpapillectomy acute pancreatitis.},
  author={Laurent Poincloux and Julien Scanzi and Marion Goutte and Bruno Pereira and Herv{\'e} Devaud and Juliette Joubert and Michel Dapoigny and Gilles Bommelaer and Armand Abergel},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 9},
  pages={990-5}
}
OBJECTIVES Endoscopic snare papillectomy (ESP) is a viable alternative to surgical treatment of ampullary adenomas and T1N0 stage ampullary carcinomas. The main drawback of this technique is the high risk of acute pancreatitis post procedure.The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy, safety, and long-term results of this procedure, and to determine whether routine pancreatic intubation facilitated by intraductal methylene blue (MB) injection reduces the risk for pancreatitis. PATIENTS… CONTINUE READING
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